As of 18 October 2021
By 9am 25 October 2021, any person who provides disability services or in-home
and community aged care services to a person must have received their first
dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 9am 29
The advice on this page also applies to people working within the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
All staff working in NSW must wear a surgical mask.
There are new
casual contact locations in Greater Sydney and in regional NSW. To view locations please see
Latest COVID-19 case locations and alerts in NSW.
There are active cases in New Zealand with
contact tracing locations of interest.
Victoria is considered an affected area and there are close and casual contact places of high concern
There are close and casual contact venues in the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and Tasmania.
This information can change rapidly so please check the web at least daily for updates.
Exclude staff who:
All home care service providers must maintain vigilance to prevent the introduction of COVID-19. Until further notice all staff in NSW must wear a surgical mask .
Please refer to the
NSW Government website for further information about the current rules and restrictions in NSW, including testing requirements and permits for workers.
All residents living in all areas of NSW are urged to wear a mask whist a home care worker is in attendance where possible.