COVID-19

NSW records 1035 cases, antigen testing scrapped

NSW Health Minister said sadly two more deaths were recorded overnight.The case numbers followed what was NSW’s biggest number of vaccines delivered in the same 24-hour period, with 156,165 people receiving a jab across the state.New vax rules for authorised workersNSW Health has announced rapid antigen testing will no longer be an alternative to vaccination for authorised workers who live in a local government area of concern.In changes announced last night, authorised workers must now have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose by Monday 6 September to work outside their LGA.Authorised workers under the age of 16 years will be exempt from the requirement.Care workers over 16 from an LGA of concern must also have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 6 in order to attend work.“This includes those who work in an early education and care facility or who provide disability support services,” NSW Health said in a statement.NED-4300-Geographic-Vaccination-Rates-MapNSW Health said further advice would be provided to industry on the role rapid antigen testing can play, and the types of workplaces that may benefit from such testing.Workers from the LGAs of concern are being offered priority bookings for vaccination and can use the following links:- Authorised workers who live in LGAs of concern- 16-39 who live in LGAs of concern- Childcare, disability, food workers who live or work in LGAs of concernNAT – Stay Informed – Social Media

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