NSW Health is currently responding to a number of COVID-19 outbreaks across NSW. Healthcare workers are at high risk of exposure to COVID-19. It is important that we maintain high rates of testing to ensure any new cases or outbreaks are identified and managed rapidly.
Please refer to the
Health Care Worker COVID-19 Risk Assessment Matrix;
to help healthcare facilities to assess staff who have been exposed to COVID-19.
For hospital outbreaks please refer to the Hospital IAP
latest COVID-19 case locations in NSW for updates. Follow
COVID-19 screening protocol for healthcare facilities, which is updated daily to include actions responding to active case locations. Restrictions on travel and work are changing frequently. Regularly review the requirements from the
Public Health (COVID-19 Additional Restrictions for Delta Outbreak) Orders.
It is very important that you are vaccinated for COVID-19 along with all other vaccines that you are required to have as a healthcare professional, including for seasonal influenza.
Students and volunteers may be restricted from entering some healthcare facilities if there is active local community transmission. NSW Health will issue advice according to the specific circumstances of the outbreak.
If you are notified of a positive COVID-19 test result, need advice, or have concerns about the ability of a patient to self-isolate - for example, if they live in a residential facility - contact the Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055.