– Wearing masks outside will be mandatory for everyone in NSW, unless they are exercising.
– Those who are exercising will still need to carry a mask with them at all times.
– People will need to put on a mask while exercising if they are in a busy area or cannot socially distance.
IN SYDNEY’S 12 LGA AREAS 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
– Sydneysiders travelling into or out of the 12 LGAs of concern for work will also need to carry a permit
– Outdoor exercise is limited to one hour per day
– Click and collect only at garden centres and plant nurseries, office supplies, hardware and building , landscaping material , rural supplies, and pet supplies. Tradies are allowed to shop in-store where relevant
– All exams and other education or professional development related activities will move online, not including the HSC.
– These LGAs are Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and some suburbs of Penrith.
POLICE GIVEN SPECIAL POWERS:
– Power for the Commissioner of Police to lock down apartment blocks while NSW Health assesses the COVID risk
– Power for the Commissioner of Police to declare a residential premise a COVID-risk and order all people to present to police during compliance checks
– Powers to allow police to order anyone issued with an infringement notice to return home
– If a person from outside an LGA of concern is found in an LGA of concern without reasonable excuse, they will be fined $1000 and required to isolate at home for 14 days.
ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS FOR AREAS OF CONCERN
– Childcare workers and disability support workers who live or work in the LGAs of concern must have their first vaccination dose by August 30.
– 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 August 30.
– From August 28, authorised workers from LGAs of concern are required to carry a permit from Service NSW declaring they are authorised workers and can’t work from home.
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