NSW 14 Day Isolation Rule Set To Be Overhauled

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Fully vaccinated people who are exposed to Covid at restaurants and shops will no longer need to isolate under a proposed overhaul of the contact tracing system. 

The remodelling of the state's strict isolation agenda will be put forward by NSW Health when Crisis Cabinet meet on Friday. 

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Instead, those who have received a double jab would be identified as casual contacts, or low risk when the state re-open in just 10 days.

However, household contacts of positive cases will need to isolate for seven days from the point of exposure and then avoid high risk venues and areas for further week. 

For those who either have the virus or are unvaccinated will need to quarantine for the standard 14 days.

Meanwhile, chief health officer Kerry Chant revealed on Thursday that she will “withhold” advice on scrapping masks indoors from December, depending on case numbers.

Dr Chant also said that she wants the state to hit 93 per cent double dose vaccination rates.

Talking to the NSW government’s public account committee, she said that the state would likely reach 80 per cent double dose rates by October 28.


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30 September 2021

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