NIHRACS continues to use the COVID-19 Response Plan to guide our services in response to different levels of community transmission of the COVID-19 virus, in line with other Health Services across Australia.
Within the plan there are 5 tiers of response and these are driven by one or more of the following factors:
- Staffing levels at NIHRACS
- Community transmission levels
- Hospitalisation levels
- Capacity of various areas within NIHRACS to function safely
As of the 7th of June, NIHRACS have moved to Tier 3, driven by the reduced levels of available essential staff groups and a rise in transmission rates.
This means changes to our model of health-care delivery with a greater use of non-face to face care services for outpatients.
It’s very important to understand that we are still open for business. NIHRACS is not in lock down, however, we are delivering services where appropriate via telephone. Urgent cases will still receive face to face services but we ask that you understand if we offer a different way of providing your health care services during this period. We will provide regular updates on the situation as it is reviewed.