As of 28 January 2021

All staff and visitors should wear a mask inside the facility.

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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:

NSW

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

Visitors ​

Additional restrictions apply to RDCFs located in NSW areas of increased testingRestrictions for RDCFs located in Greater Sydney (including Blue Mountains)Restrictions for RDCFs located in regional NSW (including Central Coast and Wollongong)
  • 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:

Residents

Additional restrictions apply to RDCFs located in areas of increased testingRestrictions for RDCFs located in Greater Sydney (including Blue Mountains)Restrictions for RDCFs located in regional NSW (including Central Coast and Wollongong)
  • 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

Staff

Additional restrictions apply to RDCFs located in areas of increased testingRestrictions for RDCFs located in Greater Sydney (including Blue Mountains)Restrictions for RDCFs located in regional NSW (including Central Coast and Wollongong)

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:

  1. New and returning residents
  2. Exceptional circumstances
  3. Additional COVID-19 measures for staff and facilities
  4. Assistance
  5. Further advice
  6. Additional resources

Please read Additional information for residential disability care facilities (RDCF)

Current as at: Thursday 28 January 2021
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW