COVID-19 restrictions affecting our area

COVID-19 restrictions are now in place for regional NSW including limits on the number of visitors people can have at home, and mandatory mask-wearing on public transport, in non-residential indoor areas (including workplaces), at airports and on commercial flights. There are also travel restrictions for entering NSW and entering Queensland.

Stay at home orders

Due to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney, everyone in Greater Sydney must stay home unless they have a reasonable excuse. Stay at home rules and restrictions apply to people who live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour).

Anyone who has been in the Greater Sydney region, on or after Monday 21 June, must follow the stay at home rules for 14 days after leaving Greater Sydney, unless exempt. It is important for anyone who has visited Greater Sydney since 21 June, to regularly review the case locations and follow the relevant health advice.

Regional NSW and Greater Sydney restrictions are in place until 9 July 2021 – learn more about the current COVID-19 rules and restrictions on the NSW Health website.

Queensland lockdown

On 29 June, a 3-day lockdown was announced for South East Queensland (and other areas of Queensland), with increased COVID-19 restrictions. All NSW residents, including those from the border zone, are now required to complete a travel declaration to enter Queensland. A border zone pass is valid for 14 days. For more information on current COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland or travelling to Queensland visit Queensland Health’s website.

NSW travel declaration

From Wednesday 30 June, everyone entering NSW from Queensland must fill in a border pass. Passes are valid for 24 hours, after which you must apply for a new pass. Apply for NSW entry.

NSW Health advise against non-essential travel and people should not be travelling to NSW unless they are permitted to under the NSW Public Health Orders. Check the NSW government website regularly and follow relevant travel advice on a route of concerns.

Border zone residents

As the border zone requirements are changing frequently, we urge you to check the government websites before travelling in either direction across the NSW–Queensland border.

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.