Lord Howe Island COVID-19 Circumstances Determined by NSW Health
Under the current NSW Health Orders Lord Howe Island is part of the regional NSW sector which is open for visitors from other areas that are no longer under stay at home orders in NSW. Under the current Orders LHI can accept visitors from areas where stay at home orders are not in force, however, should the visitor be identified as a close or causal contact, or the area a visitor comes from go back into lockdown, NSW Health Orders may require the visitor to isolate on LHI/return to the mainland.
The NSW Government has foreshadowed a further revision and relaxation of restrictions when the state vaccination rate reaches approximately 70%. Revised restrictions may include the requirement to show proof of vaccination status.
NSW Health Orders can change at any time. For the latest information on COVID-19 restrictions please visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19. Alternatively the NSW advice line on 13 77 88 will be able to assist with questions about COVID-19 restrictions, or requirements concerning vaccinations for yourself or your business. This advice line is open 24/7.
Should you, or someone you know need support, there are crisis care services available:
- Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
A crisis support service that provides short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe.
- Kids Helpline 1800 551800
A free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years.
- NSW Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
Mental health crisis telephone service in NSW.
- To report breaches to self-isolation or Public Health Orders call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
For information about COVID-19 support for businesses see:
The changes implemented by NSW Health may take time to adjust to. The Lord Howe Island Board wishes the island residents and tourists a smooth transition out of stay at home orders into the spring and summer seasons.
ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
14 September 2021