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COVID-19 update for carers in NSW

Tue, 10 Aug

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.

*Last updated 12 August 2021

Stay at home orders extended to parts of NSW

In recent days, the NSW Premier has announced additional COVID-19 restrictions for a number of areas across NSW, including some regional locations.

Current stay at home orders in place in Greater Sydney, the Hunter and Upper Hunter have been extended to the following Local Government Areas:

  • Armidale Regional
  • Tamworth
  • Byron Shire
  • Richmond Valley
  • Lismore
  • Ballina Shire
  • City of Dubbo
  • Bogan
  • Bourke
  • Brewarrina
  • Coonamble
  • Gilgandra
  • Narromine
  • Walgett
  • Warren

Residents in these areas must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason. For some carers, leaving their home will be necessary, for example: to buy essential items for the person they care for, or to access essential services with the person they care for. These situations are covered under the reasonable excuses listed in the public health order.

Areas of concern

Several Local Government Areas of concern have been identified over a number of weeks. Residents living in these areas must stay at home and not travel beyond their LGA unless they are an authorised worker or have a reasonable excuse. These are listed below and further information can be found on the NSW Government Health website.

  • Blacktown
  • Campbelltown
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Cumberland
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Liverpool
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith for the following suburbs: Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair and St Marys
  • Burwood
  • Strathfield
  • Bayside

Updated information for carers

Carers NSW will continue to provide updates via the News page of our website. Resources developed by Carers NSW to support carers to manage the practical and emotional challenges of caring through COVID-19 are also available on our Carer Resources page, including:

  • COVID-19 movement restrictions: Carer FAQs
  • COVID-19 vaccination information for family and friend carers