What should I do at the end of my isolation?

Each state and territory has different rules around how long you will need to isolate for and what you need to do in the days and weeks following.

Find local information on your state or territory health department website:


At the end of your isolation period, you will need to continue to follow the COVID-safe rules and restrictions that apply in your area, noting that some testing and quarantine requirements for close contacts who have recently have COVID-19 may be temporarily waived in some areas.

Some people feel anxious after they are allowed to leave their home again after being isolated with COVID-19. Some people find it hard to be around other people again. It is more than likely that you are no longer infectious if you don’t have symptoms after your period of isolation has been completed and you are safe to leave your home. You might find that you need to reassure your family and friends about this. It is natural for people to find these conversations difficult sometimes.

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