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Stay at home orders apply to Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour until 11.59pm on Friday, 9 July 2021.
From 6pm on Saturday 26 June, the stay at home direction applies 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 local government areas.
Restrictions apply to regional and rural NSW to protect the community from COVID-19.
Places that are closed:
There is a list of places in Greater Sydney that are directed to be closed to the public. Venues relevant to our industry include:
The only exemption is for recreation facilities (indoor), to provide educational services or childcare. This is listed in the Public Health (COVID-19 Temporary Movement and Gathering Restrictions) Order 2021 [Division 4, (24), (f), (i)].
If you are in the Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour, you must not participate in an outdoor public gathering of more than 10 people, unless you are:
Exemptions for outdoor gatherings:
There is a list of exemptions for the 10 person outdoor gathering limit. This includes:
You can take part in exercising or outdoor recreational activities that comply with:
However, no community sport (whether training or a match) in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour should proceed.
All of NSW:
Employers must allow an employee to work from home if it is reasonably practicable to do so.
If you cannot work from home and you go to your workplace, you must wear a face mask (unless an exemption applies).
For all other areas of NSW outside Greater Sydney, restrictions apply including:
Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment:
The Australian Government's Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help you during the 14 days you need to self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone. If you need longer-term help, you may be eligible for other payments.
The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is for people living in NSW who can't earn an income because they must self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone who has COVID-19.
COVID-19 Disaster Payments:
You may be eligible if all of the following apply:
The COVID-19 Disaster Payment is a one off payment to help you when lockdown lasts for more than 7 days. You can’t get this payment for the first 7 days of lockdown.
Lockdown is a period of restricted movement when people must stay at home and can only leave for approved reasons.
A hotspot is an area of COVID-19 local transmission declared by the Chief Medical Officer. The Department of Health website lists the current hotspots.
For more information: COVID-19 Disaster Payment - Services Australia
More details on COVID-19 restrictions:
For full details: Additional restrictions for NSW | NSW Government
Click here for the Public Health Order.