Coronavirus news and resources for managers and leaders
This page will be continually updated.Last update: 18 November 2020 For news and resources specific to frontline workers and their clients, click here. For members’ frequently asked questions, click here.
News and events
Update to COVID-19 screening questions for staff, visitors and clients 18 November 2020
Following on from the news of COVID-19 cases in SA (and NZ) – the Ministry of Health has advised some slight changes to queries of staff and guests/visitors. What does this mean for NSW? Download the screening questions [PDF] New!
COVID-19 response plan template NSW Health has developed a new COVID-19 resource for NGOs—the COVID-19 response plan template [PDF]. The template is designed to complement the recently released Incident action plan [PDF] document and to assist services who do not have a COVID-19 preparedness plan in place and wish to create one, or who may have hastily created their COVID-19 preparedness plan at the start of the pandemic and wish to update their plan with the latest information.
It is essential that AOD services maintain infection control protocols, including COVID-19 screening and testing. Make sure you know local testing clinics and how you can support your clients to access them. Learn more.
How to wear a mask—a visual guide NSW Health has developed a two-page visual guide for how to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please click here[PDF] to access the resource.
Election to exclude government grants from turnover for charities
Charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) can use this form to elect to exclude government grants from their JobKeeper turnover test.
Ministry of Health It is essential that AOD services maintain infection control protocols, including COVID-19 screening and testing. Make sure you know local testing clinics and how you can support your clients to access them. Learn more.
COVID-19 checklist for AOD services [DOCX] It is important that all AOD services prioritise the development of a preparedness plan for how you will respond to service disruption caused by COVID-19. The Ministry has prepared a checklist highlighting important considerations for your service in developing this plan. If you need support, please contact your contract manager directly, or email the AOD branch using the safety and quality email address.
As a direct client service provider, you should be implementing infection prevention and control measures. There are resources available about 2019-nCoV and about how to prevent the spread of respiratory illness.
From the NSW Government: Please visit the NSW Health 2019-nCoV home page first for all queries (available in English, Chinese simplified and traditional).