Restrictions Reinstated For Parts Of Northern NSW




Key Member Takeaways

  • 7-day lockdown re-introduced to the Kempsey, Byron and Tweed Local Government Areas (“LGAs”).

1.         Kempsey, Byron and Tweed LGAs now under the stay-at-home restriction
 
Due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk, the stay-at-home restriction is re-introduced for the Kempsey, Byron and Tweed LGAs for 7 days from 5pm on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.
 
The stay-at-home restriction applies to anyone who has been in:

  • the Kempsey LGA since 14 September 2021;

  • the Byron LGA since 18 September 2021; and

  • the Tweed LGA since 18 September 2021.

 
2.         Summary of the stay-at-home restriction.
 
a)         Everyone in the above-mentioned LGAs must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason. The reasons you may leave your home include:

  • Shopping for food or other essential goods and services;

  • Medical care or compassionate needs (people can leave home to have a COVID-19 vaccination unless you have been identified as a close contact);

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can attend an outdoor gathering of up to five people for exercise or outdoor recreation so long as all those at the gathering aged 16 years or over are fully vaccinated. 

  • Work, or tertiary education, where you cannot work or study from home;

  • To attend a wedding or a funeral. A maximum of 11 people can attend a wedding service. This means a maximum of five guests, the two people being married, the two witnesses, the celebrant or officiant, and one person recording the service. A maximum of 10 people can attend a funeral.

 
b)         Those aged 16 or older who are fully vaccinated can attend an outdoor gathering of up to five people for exercise or outdoor recreation.
 
c)         Residents must wear a face mask in all indoor or outdoor areas, other than a place of residence. This includes when you are on a street, in a park, at the shops or at work. There are limited exceptions, such as where you are in a vehicle with members of your household or your nominated visitor ('singles bubble'), when exercising, when eating or drinking, and in emergencies.
 
d)         Members’ retail business (for e.g., vehicle sales) in the above-mentioned LGAs are only permitted if:

  • a “click and collect” service, where a person buys, returns or exchanges goods by telephone or online and then attends the retail premises to collect, exchange or return the goods, or

  • delivering goods to a person’s place of residence or other premises after the person has bought the goods by telephone or online”

 
 
If a Member has any question or query then please contact the MTA NSW Employment Relations at P: (02) 90169000 or at E: [email protected]



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