4:45pm, 31st August, 2021
VACCINE REQUIREMENTS AND RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING UPDATE
Member clubs are advised that, from Monday, 6 September, residents of local government areas (LGAs) of concern must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to work outside of their LGA. A list of LGAs of concern can be found here.
Authorised workers under the age of 16 years are exempt from the requirement.
Affected employees are no longer able to complete rapid antigen testing as an alternative to vaccination.
These changes were announced by the NSW Government late on Friday.
These requirements will affect club employees residing in an LGA of concern who continue to work during the lockdown (e.g. serving takeaway food and beverages, greens-keeping etc.).
UPDATED PERMIT SYSTEM AND REGISTERING TRAVEL
Workers residing in Greater Sydney (excluding Shellharbour and the Central Coast) are required to obtain a permit if they travel more than 50km outside of Greater Sydney (including authorised workers from LGAs of concern).
Further to Circular 21-156, member clubs area also reminded that workers must obtain a permit for their travel if they:
- are an authorised worker residing in an LGA of concern and need to leave their LGA for work, or
- do not reside in an LGA of concern and enter an LGA of concern for work.
Travel registration is valid for a maximum of 14 days, after which workers will then need to reapply if they are travelling for more than 14 days or the travel dates change or need to be amended.
Workers must carry a travel registration with them and supporting documents at all times. This includes any proof necessary that they have met any COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements applicable.
PRIORITY ACCESS FOR PFIZER: 16- TO 49-YEAR-OLDS
Priority COVID-19 vaccination bookings are now open for 16- to 49-year-olds residing in the LGAs of concern as well as the LGAs of Camden and Randwick. To clarify, the LGAs of Randwick and Camden are not LGAs of concern.
OUTDOOR GATHERINGS OF 5 PEOPLE
Late last week, the Premier announced that from Monday, 13 September, residents of Greater Sydney who do not live in an LGA of concern may have outdoor gatherings of up to five vaccinated people.
For more information or any questions, please contact the ClubsNSW Members Enquiries Centre.