Keeping Australia trucking, close contact COVID rules set to be relaxed to boost workforces, supply

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated January 12 2022 - 7:47pm, first published 7:00pm

New rules for keeping schools open during the pandemic are on the way and strict isolation rules are set to loosen for more critical workers, particularly transport and logistic workers, as Australia battles the current surge in COVID-19 cases.


Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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