NSW Health has issued important advice to people who are in isolation because of COVID-19 and need to evacuate their home because of the threat of flooding.
“If you are ordered to evacuate, you must evacuate,” said NSW Acting Chief Health Officer Dr. Marianne Gale.
“Under no circumstances should you remain in self-isolation at your place of residence – your safety is our highest concern, and an emergency evacuation is a good reason to leave your home.”
Dr Gale called on all people isolated because of COVID-19 in flood-prone communities to develop an evacuation plan immediately.
“Start collecting medications, extra drinking fluids and comfort items that are ready to go with you,” she said.
“If possible, stay with friends and family who are aware of vaccinations against COVID-19, have enough space in the house for you to continue self-isolation, and who do not have an elderly person or a person with severely weakened immunity at home. You can also stay at a hotel or motel if possible. ”
The evacuation centers have plans to combat the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Feel free to go to an evacuation center if you don’t have safe alternative housing.
For more information on evacuation plans, visit the page Website of the State Emergency Service.