Families are being urged to use audio visual links to make contact with loved ones in nursing homes this weekend.
Coronavirus has seen families banned from visiting nursing homes.
However Premier Berejiklian had given a strong indication it would be lifted in time for Fathers Day this weekend.
New South Wales Health has recommended against that and the Premier says she won't overrule their decision but feels horrible about it.
The Department says it understands and acknowledges it's decision will make it hard for families this weekend insisting controlling the Covid spread remains the priority.
The Premier says families should use audio visual links and window visits instead.