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COVID-19 Update - 29 May 2020

Exemptions to gathering and movement Public Health Order

On 29 May 2020, an exemption was granted for Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 2) 2020 in relation to commercial vessels for the purposes of diving; snorkeling; and whale, dolphin or marine animal watching tours, where all persons on the vessel are members of the same household and/or any non-family members maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres.

On 21 May 2020, three exemptions were granted for Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 2) 2020 in relation to auction houses, drive-in cinemas and betting agencies.

On 19 May 2020, three exemptions were granted for Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 2) 2020 in relation to recreational vessels, lawn bowling and swimming pools.

Medical contraindication to influenza vaccination requirements

As of 29 May 2020, the Ministry of Health has developed a template letter for use by general practitioners for people seeking confirmation of a medical contraindication to the influenza vaccination requirements set out in the Public Health (COVID-19 Residential Aged Care Facilities) Order 2020.

Flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19

As of 28 May 2020 close contact rows have been released for Saudi Airlines flight SV3054 departing from Riyadh on 25 May and arriving in Sydney on 26 May 2020. The close contact rows are to be confirmed.

As of 27 May 2020 close contact rows have been released for Qatar flight QR908 departing from Doha on 15 May and arriving in Sydney on 16 May 2020. The close contact rows are 40, 41, 42, 43 and 44.

See all recent flights will confirmed cases of COVID-19.

COVID-19 update webinar

A recording of the latest RACGP NSW and ACT and NSW Health webinar at NSW COVID-19 update webinar - Wednesday 27 May 2020.

Interim guidance for elective surgery and outpatient clinics

As of 25 May 2020, guidance for elective surgery and outpatient clinics has been updated to reflect the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) recommendation that elective surgery could incrementally recommence, without increasing the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the capacity of the hospital system is maintained to respond when needed.

For more information refer to Interim guidance for elective surgery and outpatient clinics.

Areas for increased testing and surveillance

As of 24 May 2020, there are no areas for increased testing and surveillance.

Resources

View all COVID-19 posters, fact sheets and resources

COVID-19 testing advice

As of 24 April 2020, NSW Health recommends COVID-19 testing for anyone with respiratory symptoms or unexplained fever. For more information, refer to COVID-19 testing advice.

Page Updated: Friday 29 May 2020
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