When to self-isolate

With the growing rate of cases within NSW and tighter restrictions with the NSW and Victorian border closure, there are a number of circumstances where our people may need to self-isolate, including the latest confirmed Coronavirus case locations in NSW and NSW residents returning to NSW from Victoria.

Who needs to self-isolate

People may need to self-isolate for any of the following circumstances. Please stay up to date with the latest advice from NSW Health.

  • Close contacts of confirmed cases of Coronavirus: NSW Health will advise individuals of this – you should not be deciding this yourself.
  • Confirmed NSW Coronavirus locations: NSW Health are asking people who have visited a NSW Coronavirus case location on the dates and times listed on the Health website to self-isolate immediately or self-isolate if they develop symptoms, depending on the venue they have been to. The list of Coronavirus case locations is constantly being updated so we encourage you to keep checking their website for the latest information.
  • Employees tested for Coronavirus: All other people tested for Coronavirus will also need to isolate until they receive their test results.
  • NSW residents returning to NSW from Victoria: You will also need to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Critical service workers who need to cross the Victoria border: To cross the border for work, all passenger transport operators and people working in maintenance and the repair of critical infrastructure or construction need to apply for a permit. Under the permit conditions you will be required to self-isolate while not performing the critical service functions.

What do I do if I need to self-isolate

  • Our people who need to self- isolate should work from home where possible. Please speak with your manager to explore all options for work that could be done at home.
  • Employees who cannot work from home can access special leave. You can visit the What leave, when page for more information.


With the growing rate of cases within NSW and tighter restrictions with the NSW and Victorian border closure, there are a number of circumstances where our people may need to self-isolate, including the latest confirmed Coronavirus case locations in NSW and NSW residents returning to NSW from Victoria.

Who needs to self-isolate

People may need to self-isolate for any of the following circumstances. Please stay up to date with the latest advice from NSW Health.

  • Close contacts of confirmed cases of Coronavirus: NSW Health will advise individuals of this – you should not be deciding this yourself.
  • Confirmed NSW Coronavirus locations: NSW Health are asking people who have visited a NSW Coronavirus case location on the dates and times listed on the Health website to self-isolate immediately or self-isolate if they develop symptoms, depending on the venue they have been to. The list of Coronavirus case locations is constantly being updated so we encourage you to keep checking their website for the latest information.
  • Employees tested for Coronavirus: All other people tested for Coronavirus will also need to isolate until they receive their test results.
  • NSW residents returning to NSW from Victoria: You will also need to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Critical service workers who need to cross the Victoria border: To cross the border for work, all passenger transport operators and people working in maintenance and the repair of critical infrastructure or construction need to apply for a permit. Under the permit conditions you will be required to self-isolate while not performing the critical service functions.

What do I do if I need to self-isolate

  • Our people who need to self- isolate should work from home where possible. Please speak with your manager to explore all options for work that could be done at home.
  • Employees who cannot work from home can access special leave. You can visit the What leave, when page for more information.


Page last updated: 28 July 2020, 17:29