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.

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.

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