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Phase 1a eligibility includes all people working at residential aged care facilities who are responsible for residential care, support and services for residents, maintenance and administration. It is a priority to deliver choice and flexibility in accessing COVID-19 vaccinations for aged care staff as quickly as possible in the safest way. The Department has developed a fact sheet providing an update for residential aged care workers about when and how they will access COVID-19 vaccines. Please share this fact sheet with your staff.

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For more information, including translated information and to subscribe to the COVID-19 Vaccines Updates, visit the COVID-19 vaccines website.


COVID -19 Updates for the Byron Bay area.

Two Queensland residents who have tested positive to COVID-19 had visited Byron Bay over the weekend, with the result that the Byron Bay area is on alert for more cases. Anyone with symptoms needs to get tested and self-isolate immediately, following all directions from NSWHealth. Your nearest testing clinic can be found here.

Anyone who visited a growing list of venues between 26 and 28 March is also required to come forward for testing, and then, depending on the nature of the contact (close or casual, as indicated here), self-isolate for 14 days or self-isolate until negative test results are received.

 Residential Aged Care Facilities visiting restrictions

Anyone who has visited the designated venues of concern in Byron Bay LGA between 26 and 28 March is not able to visit any Residential Aged Care Facilities. Staff and visitors are required to wear surgical masks in RACFs within the LGAs of Byron, Ballina, Lismore and Tweed, until further notice, as indicated in the latest NSWHealth Advice to Residential Aged Care Facilities .