COVID-19 isolation periods remain the same for disability settings

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It was announced this week that from Friday 9 September, isolation periods for COVID-19 positive cases will reduce from seven to five days following a positive test if the patient has no symptoms on Day 5.

It is important that our community note that seven days isolation remains for workers in high-risk settings including disability support. OC Connections will continue to ask staff, participants, volunteers, contractors and other visitors to our sites to follow the seven day isolation requirements.

Our top priority remains the wellbeing and safety of the people we support and staff, which is why we continue to wear masks and appropriate PPE, undertake rapid antigen testing, and implement the seven day isolation requirements.

We encourage our community to stay up to date with local information about isolation and quarantine. If you have been tested for COVID-19, you must follow the directions from public health authorities and whoever tested you.


You need to isolate if:

  • you have COVID-19
  • health authorities suspect you have COVID-19.

This is to prevent the spread of the virus.

You need to stay in isolation until your your public health authority advises that you can leave. If you leave isolation without permission you may face criminal charges or a fine.

You can read more about restrictions and isolation requirements at the button below: