We have experienced challenging and unprecedented times and are now transitioning to life with COVID. The National Cabinet, State and Federal Governments are all working together along with our community to ensure we limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep people safe. 

While we ease restrictions when appropriate and based on expert health advice, some restrictions remain in place to ensure the community remains as safe as possible.

To ensure you have the most up-to-date and relevant information, I have included a number of links below for your information.

Daily updates are available online on the NSW Health website with statistics and up-to-date Public Health Orders. Follow the advice of our health professionals, take care of your health and those in your family, and follow directives of the NSW Police. If we all work together we can overcome this.

You can also reach out to my office if you have any concerns by phone at 9909 2594 or by email at northshore@parliament.nsw.gov.au.

Where can I get vaccinated locally?

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available to everyone aged 12 years and older. You need two doses to be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you are severely immunocompromised, a third dose is recommended for full vaccination.

A booster is recommended for people aged 18 years and older, at least six months after your second dose

Find a vaccine clinic near you and more information on boosters here.

Vaccines so far approved by the TGA are now widely available locally so I would encourage anyone wanting to get vaccinated to check and book in as soon as they can.

Where can I learn more about the coronavirus COVID-19?

You can learn about the symptoms of COVID-19, how it is spread and what to do if you’re feeling unwell on the NSW Government website.

A 24/7 hotline has also been set up through Service NSW, which provides the latest updates on restrictions, financial support for businesses and rules around social distancing: 13 77 88.

You can also contact the Australian Government’s 24/7 National Coronavirus Helpline: 1800 020 080.

What are the current restrictions?

To learn about the current restrictions on some activities, businesses, facilities, and places resulting from the current public health orders, visit the NSW Government website.

The NSW Government is closely monitoring the situation and taking advice from NSW Health and will make other orders if necessary to safeguard the community.

Please ensure you comply with the public health orders in place. Failure to comply with a direction issued by Ministerial order under section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010 is a criminal offence, and Police officers may issue a penalty notice for an offence.

What if I am feeling unwell?

If you’re feeling unwell the best thing to do is to get a test and then to stay home to reduce the risk of exposure. You can find up-to-date testing locations on the NSW Government website.

If you’re experiencing symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, fever or sore throat, get tested or call the 24/7 National Coronavirus Helpline for advice: 1800 020 080.

If you require urgent medical assistance, contact your local GP or Royal North Shore Hospital Emergency Department on (02) 9926 7111, or call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.

Alternatively, call 000.

What support is there for impacted businesses and individuals?

There is a range of support available for individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19. For up-to-date information, go to the NSW Government website.

If your business is affected directly by COVID-19, you can call 13 28 46 (or if unable to call 1300 numbers 02 8894 1555) for more information and assistance.

The Australian Government can assist individuals with information, services and financial assistance through Centrelink to help you if you’re affected by COVID-19. Visit the Australian Government website for further information.

How can I protect myself and others?

The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is the same way you would protect yourself from catching flu or other respiratory illness, by maintaining social distance and good hygiene.

We also keep ourselves and others safe and well by following the public health orders, including any mask-wearing requirements or restrictions to movement.

  • Practice good hygiene:
    • Clean your hands with soap and water thoroughly for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
    • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze by using a tissue or your elbow.
    • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

How do I report breaches of restrictions?

The public can report breaches to Crime Stoppers or by phone on 1800 333 000.

Police are performing compliance checks on those required to self-isolate and are also undertaking welfare checks.

Myself or a family member are returning from overseas

Fully vaccinated travellers returning home from overseas are not required to undergo quarantine.

All travellers returning home from overseas who are not fully vaccinated are required to go into 14-day mandatory quarantine.

Read more on international travel restrictions from the Federal Government here and the NSW Government here.

I can't find what I am looking for

The NSW Government website contains up-to-date information on COVID-19, including the latest public health order updates and information for communities and businesses in NSW.

Contact Service NSW on 13 77 88 (or if unable to call 1300 numbers 02 8894 1555 for general enquiries and the latest updates on restrictions, cost of living assistance, financial support for businesses, and rules on social distancing.

You can also reach out to my office if you have any concerns by phone at 02 9909 2594 or by email at northshore@parliament.nsw.gov.au.

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