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COVID Q&A

COVID Q&A

Last updated 10 January 2022

ANC is providing this COVID-19 overview to help our team navigate ‘living and working with COVID’ and the various changes based on the evolving Omicron strain and ongoing Delta risk in each State.

A priority for ANC is business continuity while keeping our people and community safe.

Symptoms & TestingNSWACTVICQLDSAWA
I have COVID-19 or flu like symptoms, must I conduct a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and isolate while waiting for results (15-30 minutes depending on the test)YesYesYesYesYesNo
I have a negative RAT and NO symptoms, can I return to work?YesYesYesYesYesYes
I have a negative RAT plus ongoing symptoms, can I return to work?YesYesYesYesYesYes
I have a positive RAT and NO symptoms, can I return to work?NoNoNoNoNoNo
I have a positive RAT plus ongoing symptoms, can I return to work?NoNoNoNoNoNo
After a positive RAT do I need a PCR test?NoNoNoNoYesYes
Close ContactsNSWACTVICQLDSAWA
If someone I live with has tested positive to COVID, am I considered a close contact?YesYesYesYesYesYes
If someone I visited at their home for X minutes/hours has tested positive to COVID, am I considered a close contact? 4 hours = Yes4 hours = Yes
4 hours = Yes4 hours = Yes15 mins = YesYes
If my work colleague has tested positive to COVID, am I considered a close contact?
Note: only household members or households you have visited for 4+ hours are considered close contacts
NoNoNoNoNoNo
If I am a close contact, do I have to get tested and isolate?
Note: isolate for X days after your last exposure to a positive case regardless of vaccination status
Yes, iso for 7 days with RAT on day 6Yes, iso for 7 days with RAT on day 6Yes, iso for 7 days with RAT on day 6Yes, iso for 7 days with RAT on day 6Yes, iso for 10 daysYes, iso for 14 days
If I am a close contact with a negative RAT and no symptoms, can I return to work?Yes, based on ‘essential worker’ exemptions

NSW Checklist
Yes, as of Wednesday 16 Jan, based on ‘essential worker’ exemptions

VIC Checklist
NoNoNoNo
If I am a close contact with a positive RAT and NO symptoms, can I return to work?NoNoNoNoNoNo
If I am a close contact with a positive RAT and YES I have symptoms, can I return to work?NoNoNoNoNoNo
Casual ContactsNSWACTVICQLDSAWA
If I am a casual contact do I monitor for symptoms and only need a RAT or PCR test if symptoms occur?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Isolation PeriodsNSWACTVICQLDSAWA
How long must I isolate if I test positive?7 Days7 Days7 Days7 Days10 Days14 Days
VaccinationsNSWACTVICQLDSAWA
Is a COVID-19 vaccination mandatory in my state?
(unless you have a medical exemption)
Yes
See specific worker categories
Yes
See specific worker categories
Yes
See specific worker categories
NoNoYes
Does ANC need a record of my COVID-19 vaccination status?NoNoNoNoNoYes
Does ANC recommend all our people get vaccinated against COVID-19?YesYesYesYesYesYes
Financial SupportNSWACTVICQLDSAWA
Am I eligible for financial support while in isolation?
Read more: Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
YesYesYesYesYesYes

If you need assistance with these questions and your specific circumstances, please speak to your manager.

If there is a question that we have not adequately answered above, please contact commsteam@ancdelivers.com.au.

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