Alert from the Director of Public Health for residential aged care providers - 18 December 2020

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Alert from the Director of Public Health for residential aged care providers - 19 December 2020

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COVID-19 Alert

    This alert updates the alert provided on 18 December 2020.

  • The Greater Sydney Region (except the Northern Beaches Local Government Area) will be classified as medium risk for COVID-19 from midnight 19 December. This Region is as defined in Schedule 1 of the Greater Sydney Commission Act 2015 and includes the local government areas of Auburn, Bankstown, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Botany Bay, Camden, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Hurstville, Ku-Ring-Gai, Liverpool, Mossman Parramatta, Penrith, Sydney, The Hills, Waverley, Wollondilly Woollahra.
  • The following locations remain high risk for COVID-19:
  • Northern Beaches Local Government Area (on and since Friday 11 December).
  • An end date for the Northern Beaches Local Government Area is not yet known.

  • Peakhurst: Gannons Park, Forest Rangers FC, Little Rangers session (Friday 11 December 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
  • Penrith: Penrith RSL Club (Sunday 13 December, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm)
  • Kirribilli: Kirribilli Club (Monday 14 December 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm).
  • The Peakhurst, Kirribilli and Penrith locations will be classified as high risk until 14 days after the last date/time listed for each, above (unless extended).
  • Further areas in NSW may be identified as high or medium risk as the NSW response progresses.
  • Anyone who has spent time in medium or high risk areas/sites must not enter a residential aged care facility in Tasmania in the 14 days after doing so, unless exemption is granted by the Director of Public Health.
  • Further information on current travel restrictions is available on the Tasmanian Government's Coronavirus website

What to do

  • Stay informed. The list of medium and high risk areas may change. Check the important community updates page on the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website
  • Keep using your existing entrance screening tool and processes for staff and visitors, being mindful that parts of NSW are now high and medium risk.
  • Continue to monitor all residents and encourage staff to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.

Thank you for your ongoing support, Dr Laura Edwards, Specialist Medical Advisor, Public Health Emergency Operations Centre