For the most up to date resources for Disability Care Facilities outbreak management, see the NSW Health website Guidance for Disability Care Facilities on the Public Health Management of Acute Respiratory Infections (including COVID-19, Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus) 

All disability care facilities with more than six (6) residents are recommended to follow this guideline.

Disability Care Facilities with up to six residents can be managed as households and should follow the NSW Health household and close contact guidelines.

Under current NSW Guidance, a Disability Care facility COVID-19/Influenza outbreak is defined as:

  • Two (2) or more residents test positive for COVID-19/Influenza/RSV within a 72-hour period.

Useful links

To report an outbreak or for information:

If you are reporting a COVID-19, Influenza, RSV or gastro outbreak in residential disability care facility (RDCF) please email your facility name, contact details and number of symptomatic cases to the Public Health Unit at [email protected] and a team member will respond to your email promptly.

Or contact the Public Health Unit, Western Sydney Local Health District Ph 02 9840 3603.


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