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Permitted Work Premises for the purposes of the Restricted Activity Directions (Restricted Areas) (No 6)-050820202 - HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE can be found on the last two pages of the document. and reads as follows:

PERMITTED SECTOR - Health care and social assistance

Permitted are all public and private health services, including;

  • Hospitals
  • Community-based health services
  • Ambulance and paramedics
  • Non-emergency patient transfer
  • Aged care services and retirement villages
  • Alcohol and other drug services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Primary health services, including General Practitioners and pharmacy related services
  • Blood and breast milk bank
  • Laboratories, pathology and diagnostic services
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
  • All Ahpra registered health workers - and in addition, social work, speech pathology, dietetics and any other health worker required to fulfil a care plan endorsed by NDIS, TAC, Workcover or DVA - to provide services that prevent a significant change/deterioration in functional independence necessitating escalation of care (e.g. a requirement for specialist input/review, an increase in care needs and/or alternate accommodation, avoiding a hospital admission or emergency department presentation).
  • Dentists for urgent care
  • Medical specialists where urgent specialist consultation is required
  • IVF services
  • Immunisation services
  • COVID-19 testing facilities

Any other services related to the COVID-19 health response

  • Telehealth services


All community services and the necessary support services that enable their functioning, including: Child Protection services

  • Residential care services
  • Disability services
  • Homelessness services
  • Family violence and sexual assault services
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations
  • Agencies carrying out essential relief activities, including Neighbourhood Houses
  • Funeral, crematorium and cemetery services, mortuaries and morgues