COVID update: Calls for major changes to quarantine rules as infections rise across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Australia

People affected by COVID-19 may soon only be required to stay home for five days under a shake-up of the quarantine rules.

The proposed change for fully vaccinated and asymptomatic people who tested positive will put Australia in line with the United States.

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Australia’s health chiefs are reportedly considering the move is expected to share the idea with state and territory leaders in the National Cabinet.

The five-day quarantine period is likely to be followed by strict mask use for another five days.

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