2:00pm, 8th October, 2021
Entering and leaving Greater Sydney
People cannot enter or leave Greater Sydney for recreational purposes, to take a holiday or for exercise.
This means that people cannot enter or leave Greater Sydney to attend a club for recreational activities such as eating or drinking, or to play sports such as golf or bowls.
Children under 16 years of age
Children under 16 years of age are now permitted to enter club premises for work purposes, irrespective of whether they are vaccinated.
Single dose requirement for regional workers
Any person who enters a regional club’s premises for work purposes only needs to have a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Accordingly, workers other than club employees – such as cleaners, performers, volunteers and maintenance workers – only need one dose to enter a regional club. Patrons are still required to be fully vaccinated or exempt.
This also means that directors who enter the club for work purposes only need a single dose.
A person may demonstrate that they are medically exempt to being vaccinated through an exemption on their immunisation history statement. This is an addition to the existing form of evidence, being the NSW Government’s contraindication certificate.
Clarity on bowls
The Public Health Order imposes a 20-person gathering limit on outdoor sport and exercise.
New COVID-19 Safety Checklist
The NSW Government has issued a new COVID-19 safety checklist.
The new checklist comes into effect on 11 October. Clubs are reminded that the public health order requires them to have and comply with a COVID-19 safety plan which is based on the most up-to-date checklist.
The new checklist reflects the requirements in the new public health order and also includes the following guidance on examples for businesses to comply with the vaccination requirements:
Take reasonable steps to ensure all people aged 16 and over on the premises are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption (including staff, customers and contractors). For example, ensure posters outlining vaccination requirements are clearly visible, train staff on ways to check proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, remind customers of vaccination requirements in marketing materials.
For more information or any questions, please contact the ClubsNSW Members Enquiries Centre.