24 July 2020

ACT Health is advising people who work in high-risk settings, and who have recently visited the NSW Local Government Areas (LGA) of Fairfield, Campbelltown and Liverpool, to not attend work for a period of 14 days after leaving these regions.

The advice extends to all staff, volunteers and visitors in high-risk settings, specifically hospitals, residential aged care facilities, correctional facilities and residential accommodation facilities that support people who require frequent, close personal care and who are vulnerable to severe disease.

These workers, volunteers and visitors are asked to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms such as a fever and dry cough, and if symptoms develop, to immediately self-isolate at home and arrange to get tested.

People who work in other health settings, such as General Practitioners and other community health practitioners, can continue to deliver services. However, they should remain vigilant, and if symptoms develop, should self-isolate and get tested.

A list of suburbs in each of the of the affected NSW LGAs, is available on our Travelling to and from NSW page.

General advice for people travelling from NSW hotspots

A Public Health Direction remains in place for a number of affected locations in NSW.

This Direction legally requires anyone who has been in one of the affected locations identified by NSW Health, to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date they were there, even if they do not have any symptoms.

ACT Health is continuing to monitor the situation in South Western Sydney and will provide further advice to the community as needed.

As the situation is continuing to evolve, it is important any Canberrans who have been travelling in NSW recently, also stay up to date with the latest NSW Health Advice.