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Further COVID-19 Advice from the NSW Government on Travelling between Greater Sydney and regional NSW

The NSW Government recommends that essential workers travelling to and from Greater Sydney areas to regional areas of the state should get tested for COVID-19. They also recommend the following:

NSW Health is asking that people who travel regularly between Greater Sydney and regional NSW for essential work undergo regular testing, every 7 days for COVID-19 where possible, even if they do not have symptoms. This is particularly important for people from Greater Sydney who work across multiple sites in regional NSW, and for those who live in areas of concern (such as south-west Sydney) and travel to regional NSW for essential work. While this is not a requirement, it is strongly encouraged to support NSW Health to continue its response to COVID-19. Where testing is undertaken without symptoms, you are not required to isolate until you receive your results.

At this time, there are no changes for guidance issued last Friday for boarding schools or staff/students travelling to boarding schools from Greater Sydney.

There is no new action for schools, although Principals in regional and rural schools should discuss this advice with their workforce, including casual teachers or regular essential visitors.

At all times, please continue to:

  • closely monitor for symptoms for COVID-19 and immediately get tested should you have the mildest of symptoms, regardless of where you live or work. If you get tested for COVID-19 because you have symptoms or if you have been directed by NSW Health to do so, you must isolate at home prior to receiving your test result
  • refer to the NSW Health list of exposure sites/venues of concern and act on the guidance from NSW Health if you have been to any of these venues.

Visit the NSW Department of Education website for the latest updates  –  https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families

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