Close contacts

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2020 9:43am

What is a close contact

A close contact is someone who:

  • spends at least 15 minutes in face-to-face contact with someone who’s had a positive test result; or
  • spends more than 2 hours in an enclosed room with someone who’s had a positive test result.

Any other contact is deemed low risk.

I’ve been on the Ruby Princess cruise ship

We’re aware NSW has been in contact with passengers who were on that ship. Public Health Services (PHS) Tasmania will also be in touch as soon as possible. Please self-isolate at home until you hear from PHS Tasmania.

If you are very unwell and need an ambulance, let Ambulance Tasmania know you have been told to self-isolate because of your recent international travel, including that you were on the Ruby Princess.