NSW Health contact tracing 'much smaller' as Australia ponders wider changes to COVID-19 public health response

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated December 29 2021 - 7:10am, first published 6:00am

NSW Health says it is contacting a "much smaller number of people" exposed to COVID-19 as Australia ponders even more significant changes to testing and isolation requirements.


Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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