Map of Australia, pins on NSW, words on a clipboard NSW COVID19 update

Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for New South Wales.

If you would like to talk to someone about COVID-19 please call the Disability Information Helpline - 1800 643 787.

Current rules as at 12.01 am 29th March 2021.

Temporary restrictions in Byron Bay, Tweed, Ballina and Lismore areas have been lifted.

All NSW has one set of rules. 


If you live in the Northern Rivers areas, get tested if you have even the mildest of symptoms.  

If you are a close contact, you must continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. Get tested again at the end of your self-isolation period. 

Wearing a face mask is strongly recommended for situations where you cannot physically distance, such as on public transport or indoors at a public place. You must wear a face mask in airports and on flights in NSW.



For more information NSW Health Public Health Alert.

For NSW Health Easy Read information.

How to Stay Safe

  • Practice social distancing if you are going out
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cough into your sleeve or elbow
  • Take extra care around vulnerable people, such as the elderly or those who are unwell
  • If you feel unwell, stay home (except to go out for testing or urgent health needs)


  • Participants can recover the costs to purchase PPE items using their NDIS funds.
  • There are also temporary measures for providers in New South Wales, to directly invoice the NDIA for PPE used when delivering face-to-face services.

Go to NDIS COVID-19 has more details

The Latest NSW Health Advice on Wearing Face Masks - COVID-19


If you have any of these symptoms you should get tested.

  • fever (37.5° or higher)
  • cough
  • sore/scratchy throat
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of smell or
  • loss of taste.

There are many places to get tested, NSW Health has a full list.  New places, such as mobile or 'pop up' testing units do get added so check before you go.
We explain more about testing in COVID-19 testing for people with a disability.

Rest of NSW Going Out and Visiting People 

NSW Health has a list of all the current rules.


COVID Safe Travel Tips

Government websites: other states and territories

Find out the rules that apply for travel to and from other states and territories.

Easy to understand resources from NSW Health 

These include Easy Read Information and videos. 

Getting tested for COVID-19
What happens when you get your COVID-19 test results? 
Looking after your mental health during COVID19
Going to hospital during COVID-19
What does an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) look like? 
Resources in community languages here

More Information
COVID-19 Disability Information
Getting your medications delivered
Grocery deliveries

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