are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their self-isolation period
live in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating
are waiting for a COVID-19 test result.
From 1 June to 30 September 2021 visitors should not enter an aged care facility if they ;have not received a dose of the 2021 influenza vaccine, unless they meet the criteria under the exceptional and special circumstances.
This information can change rapidly so please check the NSW Health at least daily for updates.
ACT – CHO Updated advice
The ACT Chief Health Officer has issued an updated alert regarding the COVID-19 situation in other Australian states and territories. Please read the 20June 2021: CHO alert for new information, the main change to the CHO advice:
Eastern Sydney LGAs (from the 11th of June) have been added as geographical areas of risk:
Sydney LGAs (from the 11th of June):
City of Sydney
There are a number of COVID-19 exposure locations in ACT, NSW, QLD and VIC. COVID-19 Areas of Concern are regularly updated with exposure locations.
ACT aged care providers can find out more information from ACT Government.
have been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless you fit into one of the categories of people who are allowed to enter a facility with a negative COVID-19 test
have been tested for COVID-19 and is waiting for the result (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
have COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue
have not had the 2021 flu vaccine, from 30 May 2021, if it is available to them.
You may enter a residential aged care facility if you do not fit into any of the above categories, visitors should:
wash their hands before entering and leaving the facility
stay 1.5 metres away from others where possible
stay in the resident’s room, outside or in a specific area (avoiding communal spaces)
stay away when unwell
follow requests from the facility to help keep staff and residents safe.