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NSW Health Ditches Daily Covid Update As State’s Isolation Rules Are Relaxed

After two years of daily reports, NSW Health is winding back its Covid updates as the state continues to reduce restrictions.

From Monday, NSW Health will no longer publish a detailed daily media release of case and vaccination numbers.

“COVID-19 information will continue to be reported through NSW Health’s social media accounts and website each morning, with more detailed information and analysis contained in the weekly COVID-19 surveillance reports,” NSW Health announced on social media.

The announcement comes on the same day NSW will drop home isolation for close contacts.

From 6pm, household contacts of a positive case will no longer need to isolate at home for seven day as long as they continue to test negative.

However, it is recommended they still work from home where possible and avoid visiting high-risk settings such as hospitals and aged-care centres.

"This will provide immediate relief for so many workforces and businesses who have been hit hard by labour shortages as people are forced to isolate because they are a household contact," NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said on Wednesday.

From April 30, hotel quarantine for unvaccinated international returning travellers will be dropped, as well as social distancing on public transport.

Victoria is also ending its home isolation requirements from 11.59p on Friday.

Primary students will also no longer be required to wear a mask at school and unvaccinated people will be allowed to return to most public venues.

With AAP.