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Areas of concern
Areas of concern
There are restrictions for visitors, staff and residents of residential disability care facilities (RDCF) located in areas of concern as COVID-19 maybe circulating in the community:
Areas of increased testing in NSW include:
- Cumberland City Council
- Suburbs in the Mount Druitt area: Bidwill, Blackett, Doonside, Dharruk, Emerton, Hebersham, Lethbridge Park, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Shalvey, Tregear, Whalan, Wilmot
- Rooty Hill
Interstate and overseas areas of concern
- Should be excluded unless they are providing essential care to residents or for compassionate reasons.
- A maximum of two visitors per day may be admitted per resident.
- There are no specific restrictions on visitors.
All visitors should wear a surgical mask whilst in the facility and meet all screening criteria.
Exclude visitors who:
- Are not able to have visitors unless the visitor is providing essential care or for compassionate reasons
- Should avoid leaving the facility except for essential reasons (for example, attending a medical appointment, exercise)
- A residents can have a maximum of two visitors per day
- Can visit locations in the community for outings, for work or to visit locations in the community such as shops and cafes
- There are no restrictions on the number of visitors a resident can have each day or at any one time
Providers should ensure wherever possible, that residents:
- comply with the current Gathering and Movement Public Health Order
- avoid events where there is anyone present who:
Exclude staff who:
For advice on essential staff who are necessary for operational purposes, please ring the local public health unit on 1300 066 055 for a risk assessment and further advice.
For guidance on:
- New and returning residents
- Exceptional circumstances
- Additional COVID-19 measures for staff and facilities
- Further advice
- Additional resources
Please read Additional information for residential disability care facilities (RDCF)