Alert from the Director of Public Health for residential aged care providers - 2 January 2021


This is an alert from the Director of Public Health for residential aged care providers - 2 January 2021

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COVID-19 Alert

This alert updates the alert provided on 19 December 2020.

New areas and sites in NSW and Victoria have been identified as high and medium risk for COVID-19. Anyone who has been in medium or high risk areas or site must not enter a residential aged care facility in Tasmania for 14 days after doing so, unless exempted by the Director of Public Health.

New South Wales

  • The Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA) is now classified as medium risk
  • The Greater Sydney Region (except the Northern Beaches LGA) remains medium risk
  • The Northern Beaches LGA remains high risk
  • The complete list of local government areas in NSW now classified as high or medium risk is: Bayside, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown, City of Sydney, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Hunter’s Hill, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, Northern Beaches, North Sydney, Parramatta, Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland, The Hills, Waverley, Willoughby, Wollondilly, Wollongong, Woollahra.


  • The following sites are now classifed as high risk:
LocationDate and Time
Smile Buffalo Thai restaurant, 305 Beach Road, Black Rock21 December, 6:30pm to 9:40pm
Woodlands Golf Club (club bar), 109 White Street Mordialloc23 December, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Sons of Mary Restaurant, 14 Spink St, Brighton24 December, 10:00am to 11:05am
Holy Family Parish Doveton Catholic, 100 Power Road, Doveton26 December, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Village Century City, 285287 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley28 December, 2:45pm to 5:30pm
Woodlands Golf Club (club bar), 109 White Street Mordialloc28 December, 4:40pm to 5:15pm
Albert and Co. Café, Bellevue Hotel, 201 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance29 December, 09:30am to 10:45am
Royal Brighton Yacht Club (outdoor dining), 253 Esplanade, Brighton29 December, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Esplanade Resort Lakes Entrance (pool area), 1 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance29 December, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Esplanade Resort Lakes Entrance (hotel bar), 1 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance29 December 5:30pm to 5:50pm
  • Identifed contacts from these premises are being managed by the Victorian Government; most are unable to travel.
  • The Tasmanian Government has contacted people who have arrived in Tasmania and been in Victoria since 20 December, and asked them to check the Victorian list of public exposure sites twice a day.
  • More information on travel restrictions is available at the Tasmanian Government's Coronavirus website

What to do

  • Continue to use the existing screening tool, being mindful of the changes to medium and high risk venues/areas.
  • Ensure that visitors and staff who have been in Victoria since 20 December review the list of public exposure sites at least twice a day and can affirm they have not been required to quarantine by either Victoria or Tasmania. Anyone who has visited the Victorian sites at the specified dates and times should phone the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for advice.
  • Check the important community updates page on the Tasmanian Government's Coronavirus website at least twice a day. Further areas may be identified as high or medium risk as the NSW and Victorian responses progress.
  • Continue to monitor all residents and encourage staff to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Dr Mark Veitch
Director of Public Health