As of 8pm 22 April 2020
COVID-19 update - 8am 24 April 2020
Areas of increased testing and surveillance were updated on 20 April 2020.
As of 18 April 2020, the definition of close contact has been extended to 48 hours before onset of symptoms in the confirmed or probable case. For more information, refer to COVID-19 case definition and testing advice - Close contact definition.
As of 17 April 2020, as an additional measure to increase surveillence, all NSW public hospital and health services will require staff and visitors to be screened when entering a NSW Health facility. Screening will involve temperature checks and questions seeking an individual’s potential for contact with a COVID-19 positive case. These additional measures will help identify anyone who may require testing while also increasing current layers of protection for patients, their families and staff.
As of 21 April 2020, close contact rows have been released for Qantas flight QF470 departing from Melbourne on 9 April 2020. The close contact rows include 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. See all recent flights will confirmed cases of COVID-19.
As of 15 April 2020, new advice has been released regarding the use of blood gas analysers and pleural fluid testing. Refer to Blood gas analysers during COVID-19: Cessation of pleural fluid testing for further information.
As of 15 April 2020, refer to Discharging new and returning aged care residents during COVID-19 for advice on the safe and efficient discharge from hospital of new and returning residents of residential aged care facilities.
Frequently asked questions were published on 14 April 2020 to provide guidance on complying with the Public Health (COVID-19 Residential Aged Care Facilities) Order 2020.
As of 12 April 2020, refer to Release from isolation for criteria under which people can be released from hospital isolation or self-isolation at home or a hotel and what to consider when leaving isolation.
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