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Do I still have to isolate if I’m a close contact?

Do I still have to isolate if I'm a close contact?

NSW

Who must isolate: Household contacts of a COVID case. Non-household contacts who spend a “long time” indoors with a COVID case are also advised to isolate.

How long: 7 days.

Exemptions: People who have recovered from COVID in the last 12 weeks and critical workers with no symptoms.

Victoria

Who must isolate: Anyone who spends more than four hours with a COVID case in a house, accommodation or care facility.

How long: 7 days.

Exemptions: People who have recovered from COVID in the last 8 weeks and critical workers with no symptoms.

Queensland

Who must isolate: Anyone who spends more than four hours with a COVID case in a house, accommodation or care facility.

How long: 7 days.

Exemptions: People who have recovered from COVID in the last 12 weeks and critical workers with no symptoms.

Western Australia

Who must isolate: Anyone who spends at least 15 minutes of face-to-face contact with a COVID case without masks, or more than two hours in a small room without masks.

How long: 7 days.

Exemptions: People who have recovered from COVID in the last 12 weeks and critical workers with no symptoms.

South Australia

Who must isolate: Anyone who spends more than four hours within 1.5 metres of a COVID case in an indoor setting with no mask.

How long: 7 days.

Exemptions: People who have recovered from COVID in the last 12 weeks and critical workers with no symptoms.

Tasmania

Who must isolate: Anyone who spends more than four hours in a residential setting with a COVID case.

How long: 7 days.

Exemptions: People who have recovered from COVID in the last 12 weeks and critical workers with no symptoms.

ACT

Who must isolate: Household contacts of a COVID case. Non-household contacts who spend a “long time” with a COVID case are also advised to isolate.

How long: 7 days.

Exemptions: People who have recovered from COVID in the last 8 weeks and critical workers with no symptoms.

NT

Who must isolate: Anyone who spends more than four hours in a residential setting with a COVID case.

How long: 7 days.

Exemptions: People who have recovered from COVID in the last 8 weeks and critical workers with no symptoms.

Critical workers

Critical worker lists and conditions can be found on state government websites. The exemption applies for the purposes of attending work only.

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