Carers NSW is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the ongoing government response and the wide ranging impacts it has on carers. Below is our latest COVID-19 information and resources for carers.
Due to a further increase in COVID-19 cases in the community, the NSW Premier has announced tighter stay at home restrictions for Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.
The key message announced today 9 July 2021 is: Do not leave your home unless absolutely necessary.
In addition, visitor, exercise and shopping guidelines have been revised to minimise the number of people moving around the community.
- Only 2 people can exercise together outdoors, excluding households who may exercise as a group
- People must stay in their Local Government Area or within 10kms of home for exercise and outdoor recreation. Carpooling between non-household members is not permitted
- Unless under exceptional circumstances or due to health reasons, only 1 person per household should go out to shop for essential items, and these visits should be short and pre-planned (or completed online instead if at all possible).
Exemptions continue to apply for essential care provision, however wherever possible, only 1 person should visit vulnerable or isolated individuals to deliver essential items or provide essential care.
The latest information can be found on the NSW Health website at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney.
Further information can be found within our previous update, including:
- General rules related to the stay at home order for Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour
- Reasonable excuses to leave home based on the current Public Health Order
- Additional rules for regional and rural areas of NSW
- Staying up to date using trusted sources of information
- Resources developed by Carers NSW to support carers to manage the practical and emotional challenges of caring through COVID-19, also available on our Carer Resources page, using the search term 'COVID'