Close Contact - Definition

A close contact is someone who has had prolonged contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case during their infectious period, creating a high risk for transmission.

A close contact is a person who usually lives with or who has visited the same household for more than 4 hours as a COVID-19 case during their infectious period. In addition, where a significant transmission event has been documented Public Health may consider those who were at the site or venue to be close contacts.

More details about what to do if you are a close contact.

Last updated: 20/05/2022