Quarantine

If you have COVID-19, or if there is reason to believe you might have COVID-19, then you will need to stay in a quarantine facility for at least 14 days.

People in a quarantine facility are those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone with suspected, probable or confirmed COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Otherwise, you will stay in a managed isolation facility, which is for people who are well but have a risk of having COVID-19, for example, after having arrived from overseas.

Both types of facilities are located within hotels, separate from each other.

Quarantine facilities have increased health, safety, and cleaning measures, and additional restrictions on your movements.

There are no exemptions from quarantine for people with COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms.

Leaving quarantine

You will be able to leave quarantine after you:

  • have spent at least 14 days in a managed facility (any time spent in a managed isolation facility will count towards this), and
  • have spent at least 14 days in a quarantine facility or quarantine zone of a dual-use facility since testing positive for COVID-19, or since the onset of symptoms (whichever is later), and
  • have been 72 hours symptom free, and
  • receive approval from a suitably qualified health practitioner.

You will also need to have an onward travel plan and tell us about where you plan to be staying.

Last updated: 27 August 2021