As of 21 June 2021

Until further notice staff working in Greater Sydney (including Nepean Blue Mountains and Illawarra, but excluding Central Coast) must wear a surgical mask.

Under the  Public Health (COVID-19 Mandatory Face Coverings) Order (No 2) Amendment Order 2021 this is mandatory in Sydney's local government areas of Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West, Randwick, City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra when you are indoors

There are new close and casual contact locations in the Sydney and Illawarra regions.

There are new COVID-19 exposure locations in ACT.

There are close or casual contact locations in Queensland

The state of Victoria is currently considered an affected area and there are new places of high concern

This information can change rapidly so please check the web at least daily for updates.

Influenza vaccination is recommended for all staff however COVID-19 vaccinations should be prioritised.

Key points

Exclude staff who:

All home care service providers must maintain vigilance to prevent the introduction of COVID-19.

COVID-19 safety measures for home care service providers

  • Staff who have been overseas must agree to be tested for COVID-19 two days after leaving hotel quarantine (this does not apply to New Zealand). They must receive a negative test result prior to working. This is an additional measure to protect the community.  Please read here for more information.
  • Minimise staff working across multiple settings (such as in home and residential care). Where ceasing staff movement across settings is not practical, additional measures should be put in place, such as maintaining records of staff and work locations and increasing use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Ensure staff actively ask clients about symptoms on arrival. If staff become aware of a client with symptoms, that client should be isolated from others and arrangements made for COVID-19 testing.

Additional advice for all home care service providers

Current as at: Monday 21 June 2021
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW