Extended lockdown for regional NSW and new permit system for Authorised Workers in LGAs of concern
27th August 2021
by The Landscape Association
Lockdown in Regional NSW extended
Due to ongoing concerns about community transmission, stay-at-home orders in place for regional NSW will be extended by two weeks, until at least 11:59pm on 10 September. The lockdown in Greater Sydney remains in place until the end of September.
COVID-19 travel registration – leaving or entering an area of concern for work
New requirements apply for authorised workers living or working in LGAs of concern. These new requirements come into effect from 12.01 Saturday 28 August. You can find more information on travel registration the NSW Health page here.
New requirements include the following:
Authorised workers from the LGAs of concern who work outside their LGA are only permitted to work if rapid antigen testing is implemented at their worksite or they have had at least their first vaccination dose by 30 August. Please note: Authorised Workers include those doing Construction work on un-occupied sites, but does not include those working on occupied sites. See here for list of Authorised Workers.
From Saturday 28 August, authorised workers from the LGAs of concern who work outside their LGA are required to carry a worker permit from Service NSW declaring that they are an authorised worker and cannot work from home.
From Saturday 28 August, anyone entering an LGA of concern for the purposes of work must carry a worker permit issued by Service NSW.
Keep a copy of your confirmation email with your registration details. If requested, you’ll need to show your confirmation of registration as well as proof of your address to NSW Police or authorised officers (eg Safe Work inspectors).
Register for your permit on the Service NSW site here.