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COVID-19 update for carers in NSW

Wed, 14 Jul

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.

Latest information

Due to ongoing community transmission of COVID-19 in NSW, the NSW Premier announced on 14 July 2021 that the stay at home restrictions for Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour would be extended for at least a further 2 weeks. Additional rules for regional and rural NSW also remain in place. Further information can be found on the NSW Government website.

Carers NSW has been receiving questions from carers about the application of certain aspects of the current stay at home order to their caring responsibilities. In response, we have developed a new FAQs fact sheet to clarify some of the key information from the current public health order and NSW Health advice. You can download this by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Carers NSW will continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the ongoing government response and the wide ranging impacts it has on carers. All updates can be found via the News page of our website and additional Fact sheets for carers are available on the Carer Resources page.

Carers NSW understand that this is a particularly challenging time for carers. Carers can contact Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 for practical and emotional support, as well as the Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service on 1800 512 348 to talk to a trained counsellor, or Lifeline’s crisis support line 24 hours, 7 days a week on 13 11 14.

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