COVID-19 UPDATE NEW SOUTH WALES
Dear ACWA Members, Congratulations to our member friends in NSW who appear to be the first of the east coast COVID impacted states with a staged Government pathway out of lockdown.
Today’s Announcement in NSW
Today NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that with effect from 12.01 AM on Saturday 11 September 2021, the stay at home order would be lifted for some, but not all, NSW regional LGAs. The Premer also announced a Roadmap for reopening the rest of the state.
The Regional LGAs that will remain in lockdown include:
For the regional areas set to come out of lockdown, the following rules apply:
- Masks will remain mandatory for all public venues, including public transport, front-of-house hospitality, retail and business premises, on planes and at airports. Only hospitality staff will be required to wear a mask when outdoors.
- Carpooling will be permitted.
- Hospitality venues can reopen with one person per 4sqm inside and one person per 2sqm outside;
- Retail stores can reopen with one person per 4sqm
- Personal services such as hairdressers and nail salons can open with one person per 4sqm and a maximum of five clients
The complete list of changes for regions exiting lockdown can be found here https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/lockdown-lifted-parts-of-regional-nsw?_cldee=c2NvdHRAcHJvd2FzaC5jb20uYXU%3d&recipientid=contact-7a039c0287e8e81180e6000d3ae0def9-1b07fa3a714c44d79ebf1ffed68d3b32&esid=4b76c1b4-2111-ec11-b6e6-002248113192
The NSW Roadmap to Freedom
The Roadmap establishes a range of things that will apply the Monday after NSW passes the 70 per cent double dose vaccination point. Only fully vaccinated people and those with medical exemptions will have access to the advantages allowed under the reopening NSW Roadmap. A copy of the Premier’s press release and details on the Roadmap can be found here:
Travel Registration / Permit
Earlier this week the NSW Government announced the 14-day travel permits for workers would be automatically extended to 30 September 2021. If workers’ travel details have not changed, they may continue to use their existing COVID-19 travel registration. If a worker’s reason for travel or other travel details changes, they will need to register again.