Latest NSW COVID-19 Update
11th July 2021
by The Landscape Association
Further to our advice earlier today from NSW Health regarding the need to wear face masks on all construction sites in Greater Sydney, The NSW Health Minister, The Hon Brad Hazzard MP has made further amendments. These include:
Masks are required in all indoor areas of construction sites throughout NSW.
Additional restrictions on entering Greater Sydney also apply:
• A person cannot enter Greater Sydney for the purpose of exercise or outdoor recreation.
• A person can only enter Greater Sydney for the purpose of obtaining goods or services if those goods or services are not reasonably available outside of Greater Sydney.
• A person can only enter Greater Sydney for a funeral, memorial service or gathering afterwards if there are no more than 10 persons (including the person conducting the service). This commences at the beginning of 11 July.
A person over 18 who is leaving Greater Sydney must carry evidence showing their address and produce it to a police officer on request.
From 13 July, masks will also be required in all indoor common property areas of residential premises in Greater Sydney (e.g. lifts and lobbies of apartment blocks).
We strongly advise that Members outline to staff that anyone with the slightest of symptoms should not come to work, as doing so has the potential to impact their whole site. Anyone with symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until they have a negative result.
The NSW Premier has today urged trades moving from site to site to get a test and get a negative result before returning to work.
NSW Health are asking people not to seek exceptions to the rules, but to ensure they comply with them so we reduce the number of infectious cases of COVID-19 in the community. As this is an evolving situation for NSW Health, we do thank all TLA members for their patience while the restrictions are constantly refined and updated.