Changes to isolation and mask wearing requirements

01 Sep 2022

The mandatory isolation period for COVID-19 cases will be reduced from seven days to five days, following a decision by National Cabinet.

The change, which takes effect from Friday 9 September, will not apply to workers and visitors in high-risk settings such as Aged Care, Disability and Home Care where the seven day isolation requirement remains in place.

The change means that, provided COVID-19 cases are no longer displaying symptoms on Day 5 of their isolation period, they will be able to leave isolation.

Additionally the mask wearing requirement on all domestic flights will also be removed from Friday 9 September.