Quarantine and isolation

This page provides information on home quarantine for people who are well and have no symptoms of COVID-19, and home isolation for people who are unwell and have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

Quarantine versus isolation - what’s the difference?

Isolation is used to separate people who are unwell and have a communicable disease from those who are healthy.

Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of people who are well but may have been exposed to a communicable disease, to see if they become unwell.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: April 01 2020