COVID-19 Community Update
Isolation periods for community members who test positive to COVID-19 are no longer mandatory, however they are still recommended.
Isolation recommendations in the community:
- Anyone with symptoms including runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever or chills should isolate and get a test for COVID-19.
- A person who tests positive to COVID-19 should isolate for at least 5 days and until symptoms resolve and should not leave isolation if experiencing the common symptoms of COVID-19: runny nose, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills or sweats.
Health Services and Sensitive Settings
While mandatory isolation periods for community members who test positive to COVID-19 have now been lifted, this does not apply to sensitive settings such as health services and residential aged care.
Any staff member or person who tests positive to COVID-19, cannot attend a health service or residential aged care for 7 days from the day of their positive test and until they have been symptom free for 24 hours.
Community members who are close contacts of a COVID positive case cannot attend the health service or sensitive setting for 7 days.
Rapid Antigen Testing
Testing is available by appointment at each campus, follow the link for more information. https://ncnhealth.org.au/covid-19/
Rapid Antigen Tests are also available for community members free of charge at each NCN Health reception. Please ask our reception staff if you’d like to take some home.
A reminder to follow public health advice, keep your distance – staying 1.5m apart from others, practice good hand hygiene and stay home if you feel unwell.