August COVID-19 Update For NSW Clubs

NSW Office Of Sport Update 

Thursday 19 August 2021 - extension of stay-at-home restrictions for Regional NSW

Due to ongoing concerns about community transmission, the NSW Government has announced that stay-at-home orders in place for regional NSW will be extended until at least 12.01am on 28 August, in line with existing orders for the Greater Sydney area.

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Regional NSW

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions will be introduced for all of regional NSW, effective from 5pm, Saturday 14 August 2021 until 12.01am Saturday 28 August 2021.

Stay-at-home orders will apply to all people who live in regional NSW.

This means the whole of New South Wales will be under stay at home restrictions.

This new order will replace any existing orders in regional NSW.

Greater Sydney

  • The current stay at home restrictions will remain in Greater Sydney until the end of September.
  • From 12.01am Monday, 23 August, the following additional rule will also be introduced for Greater Sydney (including regional NSW until 28 August):
    • Mask wearing will be mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising.

Additional rules for the LGAs of concern

From 12.01am Monday, 23 August the following additional rules will apply for residents and businesses in the LGAs of concern:

  • Curfews will be introduced from 9pm to 5am (except for authorised workers, emergencies or medical care) to help reduce the movement of young people;
  • Outdoor exercise is limited to one hour per day;
  • The government will provide further information on its education plan in due course.
The following new restrictions around workplaces and authorised workers from the LGAs of concern will be introduced:
  • Childcare workers and disability support workers who live or work in the LGAs of concern must have their first vaccination dose by 30 August;
  • Authorised workers who work outside their LGA of concern are only permitted to work if rapid antigen testing is implemented at their work-site or they have had their first vaccination dose by 30 August.
  • From Saturday, 28 August, authorised workers from the LGAs of concern are required to carry a permit from Service NSW declaring that they are an authorised worker and cannot work from home; and
  • From Saturday, 28 August, anyone entering an LGA of concern for the purposes of work must carry a worker permit issued by Service NSW.
  • From 12.01am Monday, 23 August, workers from the Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland and Fairfield LGAs will no longer have to have been tested for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours to work outside their LGA.
We appreciate that organisations are awaiting advice about restrictions in regional NSW beyond 28 August. This information will be communicated once announced by the NSW Government.

COVID-19 continues to impact our clubs. For current NSW COVID-19 restrictions please visit the NSW Government website.