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covid19-restriction-checker: COVID-19 Restriction Checker

Lockdowns and outbreaks - New South Wales

Updated on 22 December 2021, at 11:30 AET

NSW restrictions

NSW is no longer in lockdown and restrictions have eased for all of NSW.

For more information on restrictions, explore the NSW section of the healthdirect Restriction Checker.

Case locations and areas of concern

Due to high vaccination rates, the NSW Health and NSW Government websites no longer list case locations.

NSW Health will continue to contact people diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts directly. NSW will send text messages to anyone who needs to follow specific advice.

Review your Service NSW app check-in history regularly to find out if you’ve attended any locations at the same time as a confirmed case (see above).

Face masks

To learn about the face-mask rules that apply to you, see ‘Face masks — New South Wales' in the Restriction Checker.

Vaccination evidence

You no longer need to show evidence of your vaccination status, unless you are at an airport, work in certain industries or attending a music festival with more than 1000 people.

Service NSW COVID Safe check-in

The Service NSW COVID Safe check-in app is required at certain businesses, venues and events. See for more details.

If you don't have a smartphone, you can apply for COVID-19 check-in card at

COVID Safety plan

Employers and businesses must assess and manage the risk to their workers and others in the work environment. A COVID-19 Safety Plan outlines how you can minimise risk.

Visit for information about which rules may apply to your industry.

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