Monday 11 January 2021
All staff, as per NSW Health Public Health Response, must continue to wear masks, social distance and continue with strict hand hygiene protocols. Please remind all staff to ensure visitors who attend the accommodation homes must scan into the QR code reader for every visit for contact tracing should it arise. Staff who attend the corporate offices must scan into the QR code reader for entering and leaving the building.
Daniel Andrews announced on Monday 11 January 2021:
- From 9.00pm Monday 11 January regional NSW will become orange 9 (moving out of red zone).
- Greater Sydney remains red and will be updated daily.
- While restrictions in Brisbane cease at 6.00pm Monday 11 January, the Victorian public health team is not 100% confident that Victorians currently in Brisbane can return to Victoria. This will be updated daily.
The advice by NSW Health Public Health Response Branch for residential disability care providers and home care service providers has been UPDATED 7 January 2021 on the NSW Health Disability Support Providers webpage at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/disability-support.aspx.
- The public health guidance has been updated with an easing of some restrictions in Greater Sydney.
- Additional locations with confirmed COVID cases have been added to the advice.
- All residential disability care facilities must exclude visitors from the Northern Area of the Northern Beaches, City of Wollongong, Cumberland City Council and the Canterbury Ward of Canterbury Bankstown Council
- All people who have attended an identified hotspot will require to have a COVID test and self isolate for 14 days and a second COVID test to be undertaken on the 11th day. Once proven negative results the staff member may return to work.
- All disability care facilities must ensure all staff and visitors wear a surgical mask within the facility.
- All disability care facilities must exclude staff and visitors who:
- live in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating
- have been to any of the latest COVID-19 locations in NSW at the times and dates listed excluding the monitor for symptoms list
- have a fever (37. 5°C or higher) or symptoms of COVID-19 (acute blocked nose congestion has been added to the list of symptoms)
- are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period.
Regularly check the NSW Government website at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates#latest-covid-19-case-locations-in-nsw for new case locations.
Together we grow.
Chief Executive Officer