CLOSE contact rules are set to be eased nationwide after national cabinet agreed to relaxing isolation requirements on Friday evening.
A formal statement is yet to be released by the federal government, however sources say states and territories have agreed to remove quarantine requirements from all close contacts "as soon as possible".
According to government sources, national cabinet also agreed to transition away from mandatory PCR testing for mild illness.
The move was pre-empted by health minister Greg Hunt's suggestion last month that removing the isolation requirements was imminent.
"It has worked well with those in critical sectors to ensure there's adequate workforce, so there is that capacity," he said.
The state government is yet to confirm when the changes will come into effect.
More to come.
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