NSW: Updated Advice for Aged Care Providers

The New South Wales (NSW) Government has updated advice for residential aged care facilities (RACFs) and home care services in NSW, effective 20 March 2021.

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Subscriber announcement
Health sector

The key updates include:

  • Brisbane City, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay and Redland in Queensland have been removed from the Interstate areas of concern.
  • Restrictions for people who have been to contact tracing locations in Greater Brisbane since 11 March 2021.
  • Restrictions for people who have been to any of the locations at the date and time listed on the close contact or casual contact list, in the past 14 days.

Further information on the updated advice for RACFs can be found online and information for home care services can be found online.

Aged care providers are reminded to stay up to date with advice and Directions on the NSW Government website and to check for these updates regularly.

NSW Flooding and Severe Weather

The Australian Government Department of Health is encouraging all residential aged care providers to ensure they visit the relevant NSW websites for the latest information on the severe weather and flooding impacting NSW.

All residential aged care providers should ensure their contingency planning is up to date, considering the current situation and to keep up to date with evacuation orders from NSW authorities.

Further information on Australian Government disaster assistance can be found online.