Additional rules for use of masks
In addition to the existing rules for mask wearing, there is now a requirement to carry a mask at all times in some parts of NSW.
All the mask rules can be found here https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/face-mask-rules
Proof of exemption;
Stay-at-Home restrictions for Orange, Blayney and Cabonne Shires - including people who have visited those areas
COVID-19 restrictions EXTENDED until 11:59pm on 30/7/21 across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour.
For a full list of Greater Sydney restrictions go to https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney
If you are not a Sydney resident but have been in Greater Sydney for any reason since 21st July you must also follow the Greater Sydney stay-at-home order rules for 14 days from when you were in the Greater Sydney area.
Visiting Greater Sydney
Restrictions for rest of NSW EXTENDED until 11:59pm 30/7/21
There are limits on how many people can be in a home;
Up to 5 visitors may visit another household at any one time. The total number of visitors includes adults and children. A member of the hosting household is not counted as a visitor.
You must wear a fitted face mask when you are in an indoor area of a non-residential premises in NSW.
There are also restrictions relating to venues, events, functions and various other activities.
For the full list go to this website https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/what-you-can-do-nsw
Schools in regional NSW will resume term as normal week commencing 12th July. Check with your school or NSW Dept of Education to check from which day your child should go to school e.g. for most schools/years Mon 12th will be a pupil free day.
28/6/21 - National cabinet decisions - Mandatory vaccinations for Aged Care workers, extra tests after quarantine period for international travellers
The Prime Minister has announced that Covid vaccinations will be mandatory for all Aged Care workers.
The Commonwealth will provide funding towards cost to Aged Care facilities if they need to arrange off-site vaccination and also some funding towards paid leave for staff to get vaccinated.
Some more details are available here;
International travellers (e.g. Australian citizens returning home) will be required to be tested again 2 or 3 days after they have completed their 14 day quarantine.