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