Australia national cabinet meeting: Covid isolation to be cut from seven days to five

Australia’s Covid isolation period is CUT from seven days to five and mandatory masks on planes are OVER, PM announces

Australia will reduce its mandatory Covid isolation period from seven days to five and mandatory masks on planes will be abolished, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced. 

National cabinet met on Wednesday and agreed isolation periods will be cut for Covid sufferers who have no symptoms from Friday, September 9.

There are some exceptions. Symptomatic patients have been told to stay home and workers in ‘high risk’ settings such as aged, disability and home care will be required to stay home for a full seven days. 

Paid pandemic leave payments will continue for the five day period. 

Masks on domestic flights will be abolished from the same date.

More to follow 

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