The Department of Health encourages good hygieneself-isolation and social distancing (physical distancing) to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus to help protect yourself and others. 

Good hygiene 
Good hygiene includes washing your hands, covering your coughs and cleaning your home or workplace. 

Self-isolation means staying at home for 14 days. Find out who must self-isolate and how to self-isolate 

Social distancing 
Find out how to practise social distancing in public, at home, at work, and in schools. 


Health advice and restrictions: 

  • Everyone should stay home unless you are: shopping for essentials, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education. Read more. 

  • People aged over 70, aged over 65 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 with pre-existing conditions should stay home wherever possible for their own protection. 

  • Non-essential activities and businessesin NSW have shutsince midday on Monday, March23, 2020 

  • Safe Work Australia has developed a website with guidelines and information across 23 industries so that businesses can return to work in a COVID safe environment.

  • New visitation restrictions for residential aged care facilities have been introduced; Visits should be limited to two people per resident at one time each day, restricted to rooms, outdoor or specific areas designated by providers.