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NSW Visitations Update

NSW Visitations Update

8 January 21

As of 7th January 2021, NSW Health has released updated COVID-19 advice for residential aged care providers across the state:

Until further notice all residential aged care facilities must:

  • ensure all staff and visitors wear a surgical mask within the facility
  • ensure residents have a maximum of only two visitors each day. They may have different visitors each day
  • exclude visitors from the Northern Area of the Northern Beaches, City of Wollongong, Cumberland City Council or the Canterbury Ward of Canterbury Bankstown Council
  • exclude staff and visitors who:
    • live in a household with a person who is currently self-isolating
    • have been to any of the latest COVID-19 locations in NSW at the times and dates listed
    • have a fever (37. 5°C or higher) or symptoms of COVID-19 (acute blocked nose congestion has been added to the list of symptoms)
  • are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case and are within their self-isolation period

The affected areas are being regularly assessed and updated, and anybody that has been potentially exposed will be excluded from visiting any Respect home. The list of areas of active community transmission are being regularly updated and for the latest information please visit the NSW COVID-19 website