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NSW reminder on visitor restrictions to RACFs

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A reminder to residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) – they must:

  • exclude all visitors, except those providing essential caring functions and end of life visits.
  • ensure that all staff and essential care visitors wear a surgical mask. For reasons when masks can be removed please see additional advice here. All essential visits must be in the residents room.
  • ensure that residents are provided with appropriate PPE and infection control advice if they need to leave the facility for essential purposes.

For all other facilities located in NSW:

  • All staff and visitors must wear a surgical mask. For reasons when masks can be removed please see additional advice here.
  • Only two visitors should be allowed each day.
  • Visits should be in the resident’s room or another suitable location in the facility please see additional advice here.
  • No visitors are permitted from Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour).
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