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We Break Down What It Means To Be A Close Or Casual Contact Right Now In Each State

IN NEW SOUTH WALES

If you are identified as a close contact in NSW, you must do the following:

  • Get a PCR test right away
  • Self isolate for seven days from the last time you had contact with the positive person
  • Get a PCR test on day six
  • You can leave isolation on day seven if you are negative
  • For the next seven days you cannot attend high risk settings
  • Get a PCR test on day 12

If you are identified as a casual contact in NSW you must do the following:

  • Self isolate until you receive a negative result from a PCR test
  • Get a PCR test on day six after your last contact with the COVID-19 case

IN QUEENSLAND

If you are identified as a close contact in QLD, you must do the following:

  • You must get tested at your earliest opportunity and quarantine for 14 days from day you were exposed.

If you are identified as a casual contact in QLD you must do the following:

  • Casual contacts must immediately go into quarantine, get tested at your earliest opportunity and quarantine until you receive a negative result.
    These rules will change from 1 January 2022.

IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

If you are identified as a close contact in SA, you must do the following:

  • You must get tested immediately as well as on day 6 and day 13
  • Vaccinated close contacts can only leave quarantine once the day 6 test comes back negative
  • Unvaccinated close contacts can only leave quarantine once the day 13 test comes back negative

If you are identified as a casual contact in SA you must do the following:

  • You must get tested immediately as well as on day 6 and day 13
  • Quarantine is not required
  • You must wear masks when around other people for the 14 days after contact
  • You must avoid non-essential activities where possible

IN TASMANIA

If you are identified as a close contact in Tasmania you must do the following:

  • Fully vaccinated close contacts must get tested and quarantine immediately for seven days
  • Get a PCR test again on day 5 or 6
  • Unvaccinated close contacts must get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days
  • Get a PCR test again on day 12 or 13

IN VICTORIA

If you are identified as a close contact in Victoria you must do the following:

Victoria has four categories of contacts

1. Household contact: A person who has spent 4 or more hours with a positive COVID-19 case in a home must quarantine for seven days if they are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated household contacts must quarantine for 14 days.

2. Social contact: A person who has spent time with a positive case but does not live with them, is strongly recommended to get a PCR test and isolate until you receive a negative result.

3. Workplace contact: A person who has worked in the same indoor space as a positive case must immediately isolate, get a PCR test within 24 hours of being notified, and only leave isolation once a negative test result is received.

4. Education contact: A person who has been in contact with a positive case at school, including childcare, must immediately isolate, get a PCR test within 24 hours of being notified, and only leave isolation once a negative test result is received.

IN THE ACT

If you are identified as a close contact in the ACT you must do the following:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals need to quarantine for 7 days and get tested immediately
  • Get a PCR test on day 6
  • Get a PCR test on day 12 or 13
  • Unvaccinated individuals must quarantine for 14 days and get tested immediately
  • Get a PCR test again on day 6 and day 12 or 13

If you are identified as a casual contact in the ACT you must do the following:

  • Casual contacts must get tested as soon as they are notified of the exposure, and quarantine until you receive a negative result
  • Get a second PCR on day 6 or later if your initial test occurred less than 5 days after your exposure

IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

If you are identified as a close contact in the NT you must do the following:

  • Fully vaccinated close contacts are required to quarantine for 7 days, whilst unvaccinated close contacts must quarantine for 14 days

If you are identified as a casual contact in the NT you must do the following:

  • A casual contact must isolate until a negative PCR test result has been received

IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

If you are identified as a close contact WA you must do the following:

  • You must quarantine for 14 days, unless otherwise directed by an authorised officer

If you have visited an exposure site in WA you must do the following:

  • WA Health advises to get tested immediately and self isolate until you receive a negative result, unless advised otherwise by the Department of Health

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