NSW Health has issued Public Health Orders to protect the community and limit the spread of COVID-19.
The terms ‘disability facility’ or ‘aged care facility’ are not defined in the Order. In the absence of a definition, it has its ordinary meaning.
Easy Read resource: Public Health Orders - Easy Read
Up to 50 people can visit a household, however NSW Health strongly recommends having no more than 30 visitors at a time if there is no outdoor area. Visitors should remain 1.5m apart where practicable.
A person is not counted as a visitor if they are at the household:
Do not participate in a gathering in a public place of more than 50 people.
Exceptions to this include:
A gathering at a disability facility that is necessary for the normal business of the facility is exempt from:
Disability support providers must take steps to prevent, control and manage the individual and public health risks associated with COVID-19 as they deliver supports to people with disability through this time:
The Orders do not prevent the use of premises to provide a service to assist vulnerable people, for example, day activities that assist vulnerable people.
A gathering for the purpose of providing care or assistance to a vulnerable person is exempt from the 20 person gathering rule. Similarly, a gathering at a disability facility that is necessary for the normal business of the facility is also exempt from the 20 person gathering rule.