Easing of Visitor Restrictions in NSW
11 October 21
New South Wales state legislation has recently changed in relation to visitor restrictions to aged care homes, from 11 October 2021 residents are permitted to have two visitors per day provided:
- they are aged 12 years and over and
- have received a second dose of a COVID vaccination at least 14 days prior to their visit
All visitors must wear a surgical mask while visiting indoors. Visits may be permitted in either the resident’s room or an outside area but not in any inside communal areas.
Visitors must not enter an RACF at all if they:
- have been to any close, casual or monitor for symptoms locationsin NSW, Victoria, Queensland, and the Australian Capital Territory or New Zealand in the last 14 days
- have COVID-19 symptoms
- are a close contact of a person with confirmed COVID-19 and are within their isolation period.
- live in a household with a person who is currently isolating.
- are waiting for a COVID-19 test result.
Residents are permitted to leave the facility and attend family gatherings or for other reasons but must abide by the current Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 (the Order).
We do not currently have any cases of coronavirus at any home, and will continue to closely monitor the situation and make changes to visitations as necessary.
This does not affect our homes in other states. To stay up to date, you can visit www.respect.com.au/coronavirus