To manage the public health risk of COVID-19 and its possible consequences, the Minister for Health and Medical Research has made Public Health Orders, under section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010. For the most up to date Orders, and the history of each Order, visit NSW Legislation - COVID-related legislation.

The Public Health (COVID-19 Self-Isolation) (No 3) Amendment Order 2022 and the Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order (No 3) 2022 were repealed at 12.01am on 14 October 2022 under the Public Health Repeal Order 2022. This means all requirements and provisions under these Public Health Orders have been repealed.

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Aged care and disability services

Public Health (COVID-19 Care Services) Order (No 3) 2022
Commenced 5 September 2022.

The Order outlines vaccination requirements for aged care and disability workers to aged care facilities.

An exemption is in place for workers under the age of 16 years in relation to the requirement for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

An exemption is in place for aged care or disability workers with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to continue working, subject to a number of conditions including taking reasonable steps to receive their third dose as soon as practicable and being essential to the operation of a residential aged care facility or the provision of services to people with a disability or people receiving in-home and community aged care services. This exemption has been extended until 4 December 2022.

An exemption is in place for disability workers and people entering a residential aged care facility to provide services, in-home and age care service workers in relation to a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Current as at: Wednesday 2 November 2022
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