Extended lockdown for Greater Sydney and new restrictions introduced
20th August 2021
by The Landscape Association
In response to the evolving Delta outbreak, NSW will extend the current lockdown in Greater Sydney until the end of September, and introduce new rules targeting the local government areas of concern, where the vast majority of new cases are emerging.
TLA Members are advised to familiarise themselves with the new rules and regulations that were announced today particularly those Members living and working in the 12 LGAs of concern in Greater Sydney.
The current lockdown in Greater Sydney will be extended until the end of September 2021. The lockdown for regional NSW is still in force until 28 August 2021.
From 12.01am Monday, 23 August, mask wearing will be mandatory when outside your home except when exercising. This rule applies in Greater Sydney until the end of September and in regional NSW until 28 August 2021.
From 12.01am Monday, 23 August the following additional rules will apply for residents and businesses in the LGAs of concern:
The following new restrictions around workplaces and authorised workers from the LGAs of concern will be introduced:
From 12.01am Monday, 23 August, workers from the Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland and Fairfield LGAs will no longer have to have been tested for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours to work outside their LGA.
Note authorised workers include construction workers on a non-occupied site. TLA will seek further information about the permits from Service NSW and communicate this to Members.
Additional special powers will also be given to the NSW Police Force including:
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