"Easing the COVID-19 restrictions – no time for complacency" says Professor Michael Kidd, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia, (See his full article here).

We are excited to be hosting guests again, currently for those who are fully vaccinated and not still under Stay at Home orders (eg; from Greater Sydney, having tested positive or being a close contact etc). In November we can take visitors from the Greater Sydney area  and from December all restrictions are relieved, except for those who test positive etc. 

Naturally, we want people to be covid aware and safe.  This page shows you some of the things we have put in place to do this.

Plus there are things we need visitors to do too.

So before you book please read this page to be sure you can agree to these requirements.

If you think there is anything we have missed please feel free to email us with your suggestions.

Current NSW rules for fully vaccinated (18th October 2021)

Rules for people who are fully vaccinated

You can visit a holiday home or short-term accommodation with your household or up to 20 fully vaccinated people.

Rules for people who are not fully vaccinated

If you are not fully vaccinated, you can use a holiday home or short-term accommodation with people who are from your household only.

Vaccination evidence

A person who is required to be fully vaccinated to enter premises must:

  • carry their vaccination evidence

  • produce the evidence if requested to do so by a police officer or authorised officer

If you are required to be fully vaccinated to enter a premises, you may be asked to produce your vaccination evidence by the occupier. The NSW Government encourages you to comply with an occupier’s request.

You do not have to produce your vaccination evidence to the occupier. However, the occupier may refuse entry to you if you do not produce your vaccination evidence.

 For Fosterton Retreat to be COVID-19 safe we need visitors to agree to the following:
Practice Good Hand Hygiene: See "Coronavirus video- Good Hygiene Starts Here."

Please work through this checklist before your visit:

1. Are you double vaccinated ?                                                                                             Y/N

   If No, do you have an official exemption?                                                                       Y/N

Until December copies of certificates will need to be shown on arrival, then you will be given the access codes.

2.    Have you, or any of your party returned from OS in the last month?                   Y/N
If 'Yes',  did they isolate for 14 days?                                                                                     Y/N 
If 'No' you cannot visit Fosterton Retreat and must cancel your booking.

3.    In the last month have you, or any of your party been in contact with a person diagnosed with covid-19 or in a covid-19 hotspot?                                                           Y/N
If 'Yes',  did you/they return a negative test and isolate for 14 days?                             Y/N 
If 'No' you cannot visit Fosterton Retreat and must cancel your booking.


4.  a. Have you or any of your party, previously been diagnosed with covid-19?       Y/N
     b. If 'Yes' has it been at least 14 days since the onset of symptoms & since then

     have you/they returned a negative covid test?                                                              Y/N
If 'Yes' to 3a, you must answer 'Yes' to 3b & provide evidence of complete isolation  before you can come to Fosterton Retreat.

If in the 72 hours prior to the time of your visit any of you are unwell with respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath or a sore throat, please let us know and immediately get tested.
•    Place yourself  in isolation until you have received your covid-19 test result. 
•    You cannot come to Fosterton Retreat until your results come back negative.
•    If your results are positive you must cancel your individual booking and follow medical advice.
part also needs to be clarified by the NSW Government: House bookings can still go ahead if the checklist below clears others in the group.
•    Of course if your results are negative for covid-19  you are welcome to come  without any changes and subject to the above checklist.


There is a QR code to check in with, if you are unable to check in, you need to leave the contact names and numbers of all people unable to check in, or let Max or Bronwyn know asap.  While at Fosterton Retreat if you are not from the same household distancing guidelines still apply.

If you or any of your group becomes unwell while at Fosterton Retreat
•    Please call your own GP or health direct on 1800 022 222. 
•    If you need to be tested you must self isolate until your results come back negative. You can drive straight home without stopping anywhere and self-isolate OR  stay in a self isolation at Fosterton Retreat, at your expense.
If you or any of your group test positive while at Fosterton or within 28 days of being at Fosterton Retreat you need to let us know asap. 
Note: NSW Health is urging anyone feeling unwell, even with the mildest of symptoms to self-isolate from others and come forward for COVID-19 testing.  Symptoms include fever, cough, sore/ scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell. 

For more information go to:

World Health organization: "Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)", OR
Australian Government Department of Health: "Coronavirus (COVID-19)" Or
NSW Government: " Covid-19

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You need to check in with our QR code. If you can't get reception there is another option. 
When you leave please leave open any windows under cover, so the place is ventilated before the cleaners come through.