Singles Bubble Rule explained

9th September 2021

Singles Bubble Rule & Compassionate Care Visits Explained

Singles bubble

If you live alone – which means there are no other adults who live in the same home – you can have a nominated visitor.

In regional areas, you do NOT need to register your nominated visitor.

A nominated visitor is one person you can socialise with at your place of residence who:

can only be one person (and their dependent children, if there are no alternative care arrangements);

can visit you on more than one occasion;

is not a nominated visitor for another person; and

lives in a stay at home area in regional NSW (so you can travel between regional LGAs)

Feel free to talk with your nominated person, agree a bubble and then enjoy a visit with that good friend, or a parent or a mate.

Compassionate care

You are allowed to visit a home – and have a person visit your home – for caring and compassionate reasons including:

providing care to vulnerable people; and visiting a person you are in a relationship with but do not live with.

Only one person may visit a place of residence at any one time to

- provide care or assistance to vulnerable people and/or

- for compassionate reasons.

Two people may visit a place of residence to fulfil carers’ responsibilities but only if

it is necessary to provide safe care to a person who is resident at the dwelling and they remain at the residence for a minimum time to provide safe care to the person.

You may bring a dependent child with you, if they need supervision and childcare arrangements are not reasonably available.