Control guideline for public health units

Last updated: 29 January 2022

National guidelines

NSW public health units should refer to the CDNA National Guidelines for Public Health - Coronavirus Disease 2019.

These are the national public health control guidelines for surveillance, infection control, laboratory testing and contact management for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). These guidelines continue to be reviewed and updated by the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia (CDNA).

NSW specific guidance for managing cases

In NSW when a case lives in one Local health district (LHD) and their workplace is in another LHD, management of the case is done in conjunction with the two owning LHDs by:

  • the case LHD handing over the details of the workplace and relevant information (ncims number, info from case about days worked, type of work).
  • the LHD where the workplace is located undertakes the workplace investigation and contact tracing.

LHDs may on occasion negotiate on a case by case basis for the case LHD to assist with this; but this needs to be clearly discussed. Centralised follow-up of close contacts is available if required.

Additional resources for NSW public health units


Current as at: Saturday 29 January 2022
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW