NSW cut isolation time in half


Those fully vaccinated in NSW who come in contact with a positive case of COVID will see their isolation time cut in half, starting next week.

NSW Health officials announced on Sunday that after the state reaches 70% full vaccines, which is expected to be October 11, fully vaccinated individuals should only self-isolate for seven days if they come in contact. with a positive case, rather than 14 days.

Once they reach six days of isolation, they must be retested. If the test is negative, they can end the isolation on the seventh day. If it comes back positive, they must then isolate themselves for 14 days, regardless of vaccination status.

“We know that most cases will occur within the first seven days,” said Dr. Kerry Chant said.

“If (an isolated person) stays well after seven days, after a test on day seven and a test on day six, they have very little chance of becoming contagious afterwards.

“As a precaution, we ask these people not to (enter) a hospitality (place) and to work from home if possible for the remainder of the seven days.”

NSW is expected to hit 70% of the state fully vaccinated next week. Currently, the state’s eligible population is 67% fully vaccinated, with almost 90% of the population having received at least one dose.

With the 70% mark, some restrictions will be relaxed for fully vaccinated people, including the ability to have home visitors, go to stores, eat at reception venues, and go to the hairdresser. .


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