COVID-19 Alert: 19 December 2020 at 10pm

Message from the Chief Executive 19 December @ 10pm

*** ALERT ***

Sydney Northern Beaches Cluster – information for caring for patients and consumers

The Victorian Government has now added the NSW Central Coast to those areas in the orange zone.

This means that all patients who have been in the Greater Sydney area of Sydney, including but not limited to the Northern Beaches area, or the NSW Central Coast region since or on 11 December, are to be managed in Tier 3 precautions and swabbed:

  • Those who have been in the Northern Beaches area are to be  managed in Tier 3 precautions for 14 days since leaving the area of risk.
  • Those who have been in the Greater Sydney area or the NSW Central Coast region are to be managed in Tier 3 precautions until the first swab is returned negative.

The Victorian Government has determined that if you visited the Northern Beaches Local Government Area of Sydney on or since Friday 11 December 2020, whether you have symptoms or not, you need to be immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days from the date you left the region. You will be tested again on day 11.

In addition, the Victorian Government has now advised that the NSW Central Coast and Greater Sydney are in the orange zone, meaning anyone who has been in the Greater Sydney area or the NSW Central Coast needs to get tested and isolate until a negative test result is received.

 

The situation is evolving, and we will provide further advice as it becomes available.

If you have questions, please contact

  1. The Department’s Coronavirus Hotline – 1800 675 398.
  2. Monash Health Infection Prevention team infectionprevention@monashhealth.org and COVID-19 Enquiries team COVID19employeeenquiries@monashhealth.org advising the last day that you were in the area, your employee number and your mobile number.
  3. Your line manager.


As advice and information evolve, please consult the latest updates and visit the Department of Health and Human Services and Monash Health COVID-19 website for employees regularly for the latest.



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