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Amber Alert Issued by NSW Health
Given the current context of local transmission, NSW Health has advised LHDs / SCHNs to escalate to a moderate risk level (Amber).
This requires all health workers to wear a surgical mask if they are within 1.5m of patients. Patients are also required to wear a mask, where possible.
This advice applies to hospital and community health settings and came into effect on Friday 24 July 2020.
RACGP is supporting this new directive from NSW Health for all healthcare workers to wear a face mask when physical distancing is not possible. This applies to all face-to-face consultations, regardless of symptoms.WNSW PHN Surgical Mask Request Form