Coronavirus Update

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Good afternoon all,

Please find the following information providing staff with an update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff Restrictions

Staff are reminded not to enter any Mercy Connect facilities or sites if they:

  • Have been in the Greater Sydney (including Nepean Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Illawarra, but excluding Central Coast) in the previous 14 days; or,
  • Have been in places of high concern in Greater Melbourne in the last 14 days; or,
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms – fever (37. 5°C or higher) or symptoms of COVID-19; or,
  • Are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period; or,
  • Live in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating; or,
  • Are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test.

Further advice received from the NSW Health Public Health Response Branch includes:

  • There are new COVID-19 exposure locations in ACT.
  • There are new close or casual contact locations in Queensland.

For further updates on current locations that are of concern visit Department of Health

QR Codes

It is compulsory that all staff and visitors sign in at Mercy Connect facilities / sites using the QR Code. The electronic system is a legal requirement and highly important for contact tracing.

COVID 19  Declaration / Questionnaire

A reminder that all external visitors / contractors must be approved by the CEO Office, or Ms Caroline Cummins (Executive Leader – Clinical Services). A COVID-19 Declaration / Questionnaire form must be completed prior to the visit and returned to

Face Masks

All Mercy Connect staff and external visitors are still required to wear face masks when working with participants in any setting / location, until further notice. Any staff requests for exemptions to the Mercy Connect-specific restrictions must be referred to Ms Caroline Cummins or the CEO Office.

Please note that this current COVID-19 outbreak is an evolving situation, and further restrictions may be put into place without prior consultation or warning, subject to government advice or alerts

Together we grow.
Trent Dean

Chief Executive Officer