Hot Spot Communications

This section holds the records of messages for the declaration of all Commonwealth declared hotspots and their activity period updates. They are organised by state and territory for your easy reference. Messages covering multiple areas are duplicated in each location.

You can find these in the dropdown box under Support Services, Hotspot Communications  and then your state.

There is also a Timeline document which summarises all hotspot activity periods available here.

General Announcements:

All the latest news and Updates:

Single site workforce arrangements are ending in Victoria on 3 December 2021. Click Here  (Updated 19 November 2021)

Single site workforce arrangements are ending in NSW and the ACT on 15 November:  see latest information here. No change for Victoria as yet – further advice to come. (Updated 2 November 2021)

Changes to SACWIC eligibility re hotspot timing where gap is less than 14 days – see details here (Updated 28 September 2021)

Update to RAC Single Site Activity periods for Victoria and NSW. Click Here (Updated 10 September 2021)

Victoria and ACT update: Extension  for Guiding Principles and Single Site funding grant. Click here. (Updated 18 August 2021)

Older News

All older news and updates:

  • Victoria and ACT update: Extension  for Guiding Principles and Single Site funding grant. Click here. (Updated 18 August 2021)
  • NSW and Qld single site funding updateNSW sites area extended. Click Here. (Updated 10 August 2021)
  • Single site funding support for COVID-19 impacted areas in NSW expanded and extended in Victoria. Click here (Updated 9 August 2021)
  • Single site funding support extended for COVID 19 impacted areas in New South Wales and Victoria. Click here (Updated 30 July 2021)
  • Initial 14/10/20 Updated 23/07/21 Guiding Principles for Residential Aged Care – Single Site and DHHS PSRAC position. Click Here. (Updated 23 July 2021)
  • Tips for continuity of care during workforce disruption visit resource page for more information (uploaded 12 May 2021)
  • Transition to Single Site Operations Webinar Recording Click here to watch the recording (uploaded  02 June 2021)
  • Funding availability update (added 20th May 2021)
  • Guiding Principles for Residential Aged Care – Single Site and DHHS PSRAC position. Cick Here 
  • Guiding Principles for Residential Aged Care – Single Site and DHHS PSRAC position. Click Here (uploaded 19 February 2021)
  • For workers seeking support refer to Worker Support Information Page (added 16 February 2021)

Funding for single site Guiding Principles is ending in Victoria, NSW and Qld. See announcement here and keep checking the Guiding Principles Support Hub for the transition out FAQ and  letter templates.