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COVID-19 update – 3 February 2021

3 February 2021

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Stay vigilant and get tested

While there have been no cases of community transmission reported in NSW for the past weeksewerage testing results indicate COVID-19 is still circulating in some areas. It is important to stay vigilant and encourage testing.

Order your masks using our online mask ordering system.

Testing locations within the region can be found here.

Watch this video to hear from members of NSW Health’s COVID-19 Public Health Response Branch, who follow their own advice and get tested at the first sign of symptoms.

EOI to administer COVID vaccine closes tonight

As advised last week the Australian Government Department of Health has called for Expressions of Interest from accredited general practices to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to the 1b cohort of our population.

This EOI has been extended until 11.59pm WA time on 3 February 2021.

Background on EOI

Online EOI form

Frequently Asked Questions

CESPHN Guidance

Pharmacies and COVID vaccine

As part of the national rollout strategy, pharmacy staff will be vaccinated in Phase 1b of the strategy, and accredited pharmacist immunisers will be involved in vaccinating patients from Phase 2a of the strategy expected to commence in May 2021.

There will be an EOI process for community pharmacies to participate in the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine. The EOI process is being administered by the Pharmacy Programs Administrator (PPA). For more information on this process see here. Community pharmacies with an account on the PPA Portal should receive an email with a link to the online form on 5 February 2021. The EOI closes on 19 February 2021.

Links to latest NSW Health advice to residential aged care facilities and home care service providers

The advice for Residential Aged Care facilities and Home Care Service providers was updated on 1 February 2021.  See links to latest information below:

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/racf-latest-advice.aspx

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/home-care-latest-advice.aspx