National cabinet has agreed to get rid of mandatory five-day isolation periods for people with COVID-19.
Mandatory COVID isolation rules scrapped
Mandatory isolation periods for COVID-19 have been scrapped, following a decision by national cabinet.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and state and territory leaders agreed people with COVID will no longer be subject to a five-day stay-at-home order, following Friday’s meeting at Parliament House.
The changes will come into effect from October 14.
The isolation period, however, will still apply to employees in vulnerable settings such as hospital workers and those in aged care.