Changes to COVID-19-related incident reporting for NSW Health-funded NGOs
Reporting a single instance of COVID positive case:
Notify your contract manager by email, without identifying personal information. The email should contain the date of a positive test result, type of test (RAT or PCR) and if you anticipate any service interruptions as a result of that case.
An incident report will be required where your service becomes aware of a COVID outbreak, defined as when:
2 or more cases that have clinical indicators of COVID-19 (fever, an acute respiratory infection (this includes a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath), a runny nose, loss of smell or loss of taste) in staff or clients that occurs within 3 days (72 hours) AND
at least one of these cases is confirmed as COVID-19 by a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) or PCR test.
Non-residential services are not required to submit an incident report unless a connection is made between the cases; such as two cases visited the same physical location (even if at different times) and/or linked by an in-person meeting (even if full personal protective equipment was used).
Please contact your contract manager if you have any questions.
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