Close contact - rules

If you’re a close contact you must:

  • Immediately have a COVID-19 test once you are aware you are a close contact
  • Test daily with a RAT for 7 days if you are leaving home. If you are not leaving home every day, you must do a second test on day 6
  • Isolate and test immediately if you have any symptoms, even mild
  • Isolate immediately if you test positive
  • Wear a face mask outside your home, when in any indoor space, unless a mask exemption is in place. Read about exemptions
  • Tell your workplace you are a close contact
  • Not attend any high-risk settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities, residential disability settings and correctional facilities, unless you are a critical worker with an exemption. Read about exemptions for critical workers
  • Not provide in-home care services for aged or disability clients, unless a critical worker exemption is in place
  • Not attend a support school unless a critical worker exemption is in place

It is also recommended that close contacts:

  • Avoid large gatherings and social events where physical distancing is not possible
  • Avoid contact with those at risk of severe disease including elderly, immunocompromised and those with chronic conditions
  • Maintain all COVID safe behaviours

Last updated: 02/05/2022