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DCJ and Government Resources

This page includes information and resources from government departments including Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and NSW Health.

The information will assist Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) and Out of Home Care services (OOHC) understand and implement guidelines and requirements regarding planning, managing and responding to COVID-19, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and provide safe environments for clients and staff.

Vaccination policy for DCJ service providers

This policy sets out the approach from DCJ that all service providers must take to consider and manage COVID-19 risks to keep workers and the people they work with safe, including the development of a COVID-19 Management Plan.

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Guidelines for Residential OOHC Settings and SHS services

DCJ has created three easy-to-read modules for service providers that include clear processes for management of workers and clients exposed to COVID-19, as well as confirmed cases. The modules also include case studies to demonstrate how existing DCJ and NSW Health requirements can be applied in Residential OOHC and SHS settings.

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OOHC settings and SHS services COVID-19 Response Quick Reference Guide

In addition to the modules, this Quick Reference Guide (QRG) has been prepared to support the provision of up-to-date COVID-19 information.The QRG organises links around common COVID-19 related questions, such as where to find the latest information on vaccinations and boosters.

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Public health guidance for testing and management of COVID-19 cases factsheet

This factsheet includes recommended Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) schedules for clients and workers, as well as advice on dealing with outbreaks of three or more cases in a service. Based on NSW Health guidance.

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