Updated advice for health professionals
As of 13 July 2020
, advice of health professionals
has been updated in relation to the situation in Victoria and new outbreaks in NSW.
Residential aged care facility outbreak management
The Protocol to support joint management of a COVID-19 outbreak in a residential aged care facility (RACF) in NSW,
jointly developed by NSW Health and the Commonwealth Department of Health, formalises the coordination of government support to a residential aged care provider in their management of a COVID-19 outbreak. A Governance structure for outbreaks in residential aged care facilities and Incident Action Plan for a public health response to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an Aged Care Facility are also available, as of 10 July 2020.
For more information, refer to Residential aged care facility outbreak management.
Public Health (COVID-19 Border Control) Order 2020
Public Health (COVID-19 Border Control) Order 2020 commenced at the beginning of 8 July 2020.
The Order directs that people who have been in Victoria in the last 14 days must not travel to NSW.
People entering NSW generally will have to obtain an entry permit and comply with the conditions on the permit or specific conditions in the order (e.g. self-isolate for 14 days).
If you do not meet any of the categories specified in the Order and require travel to NSW for compassionate reasons, you may apply for an exemption with NSW Health. For more information, refer to Compassionate permits for travellers from Victoria to NSW.
Advice for home visiting health services and outpatient clinics
As of 8 July 2020, updated advice is available to assist home visiting health services and outpatient clinics with risk screening and assessment.
Flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19
As of 9 July 2020 a passenger with COVID-19 has been identified to have travelled on Qatar Airways flights QR908 departing from Doha and arriving in Sydney on 3 July 2020. The close contact rows are yet to be released.
As of 8 July 2020 additional close contact rows have been released for Emirates flight EK414 departing from Dubai on 2 July and arriving in Sydney on 2 July 2020. The close contact rows are 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25.
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 - Tuesday 7 July 2020.
View all COVID-19 posters, fact sheets and resources