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Father and son isolating at home together

Dear Reader

From 6pm Friday 22 April, if you’re a household or close contact and don’t have COVID-19 symptoms, you no longer need to self-isolate. You still must follow the rules in the Household and Close Contact Guidelines. If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 12 weeks, you don’t have to follow the guidelines.

People who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate for 7 days from the date of your positive test and follow the managing COVID-19 safely at home advice.

Unvaccinated international arrivals

From Saturday 30 April unvaccinated international arrivals won’t be required to stay in hotel quarantine. These passengers will need to take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival.

See the new guidelines
family using Discover NSW vouchers

Looking for inspiration for how to use your Discover NSW Vouchers

Why not spend your vouchers doing something completely new? Go whale watching or skydiving, try camel riding or visit some of NSW’s best attractions – the choice is yours.

Or you could use your voucher on your favourite entertainment like ten pin bowling, arcade gaming, visiting a museum or seeing a live gig – there’s heaps of fun to be had.

Better hurry – both Dine NSW Vouchers and Discover NSW Vouchers expire 30 June. And you can pre-book activities and experiences now, to enjoy after 30 June.

If you haven’t got your vouchers yet, it’s not too late to apply online.

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Muslim woman showing she was recently vaccinated

Flu vaccinations: protect yourself and your family this winter

As we head into winter the risk of catching the flu and COVID-19 increases. The best way to protect yourself is to stay up to date with all recommended flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.

A flu jab is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.

winter COVID-19 vaccine (second booster) is recommended for people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

The flu & how to protect yourself
Older construction worker discussing career options with Skills Hub team

Want to do something different? Level up with a free Skills Hub appointment

If you’re looking for work, want to change careers or do further study and training – we can help. Skills Hub is a free phone service that helps you find the right kind of training to get the job you’re after.

Book online for a free 45 min appointment with our customer care team who will help you based on your specific needs.

Make an appointment
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