4:00pm, 20th August, 2021
Member clubs are advised that earlier today, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a number of changes to the COVID-19 restrictions including that the lockdown of ‘Greater Sydney’ will be extended until the end of September.
Extension of ‘Greater Sydney’ lockdown
The Premier announced that the lockdown of Greater Sydney will be extended until the end of September. The decision to extend the lockdown by one month is primarily due to recent increases in daily case numbers.
Central Coast and Shellharbour no longer part of Greater Sydney
The local government areas (LGAs) of Central Coast and Shellharbour are being reclassified so they are no longer part of Greater Sydney.
This means that clubs in Central Coast and Shellharbour may emerge from lockdown before Greater Sydney, subject to when the lockdown in regional and rural NSW ends.
Workers residing in LGAs of concern
From Saturday, 28 August, the following restrictions apply to workers residing in LGAs of concern:
- Residents of the LGAs of concern can only leave their LGA for work if the work is authorised and the person has either received one dose of the vaccine (from 30 August) or completed a rapid antigen test at the worksite
- Residents of the LGAs of concern must carry a Service NSW permit if they are working, irrespective of whether they leave the LGA
- People who do not reside in the LGAs of concern must carry a Service NSW permit if they enter an LGA of concern.
The LGAs of concern can be found here.
These rules mean that people who enter a club in the LGAs of concern for work purposes (e.g. takeaway food and beverage, maintenance or upkeep) must carry a Service NSW permit. If a person working at a club resides in the LGAs of concern (and the club is not in the same LGA as the person’s residence), the club must ensure the person has either received one dose of the vaccine or completed a rapid antigen test at work.
For more information or any questions, please contact the ClubsNSW Members Enquiries Centre.