FAQ’s - NSW Stay at Home Restrictions

From 6:00pm, 26 June 2021 if you work or live in Greater Sydney area, including the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and the Central Coast, you must comply with ‘stay at home’ restrictions.

If you have been in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour for any reason since Monday 21 June 2021, you must follow the stay at home rules and must continue to follow them for 14 days after you were last in Greater Sydney.

What are the key reasons to leave home?

  • shopping for food or other essential goods and services;
  • medical care or compassionate needs;
  • exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer; and
  • essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.

Can I still go to work?

A reasonable excuse to leave home includes travel for work or education if it is not possible to do it at home.

If you cannot work from home and you go to your workplace, you must wear a face mask (unless an exemption applies).

Can I travel to Greater Sydney for work?

You may continue to travel from home into Greater Sydney for essential work, but must comply with stay at home orders until midnight 9 July regardless of where you live.

Can I travel from Great Sydney to other regions for work purposes?

Yes, you can travel for work if not possible to do it from home.

Can I still continue residential renovation / installation work?

Yes, in compliance with COVID-19 health and safety requirements/plan.

Are workers included as visitors to residences?

While visitors to households is limited to 5 guests a visitor does not include a person at the place of residence who is there for work and does not count towards the maximum number of persons allowed in a household.

ACFA recommend adhering to face mask requirements when interacting with homeowners and have a COVID Safe Plan.

Mask Requirements to all NSW

The requirement to wear a face mask in all indoor areas of non-residential premises that was recently applied in Greater Sydney has been extended to all of NSW.

As we know this could change with further announcements and we will advise members of these as they come to hand.

We would recommend that you follow ACFA Facebook page to keep up to date with latest news.

Covid-19 Resources

ACFA members can access COVID-19 recourses in our member portal. Please note you will need to log on as a member to access the resources.

Businesses that are closed

Greater Sydney

The following places in Greater Sydney are directed to be closed to the public.

  • Pubs and registered clubs except for
    • selling food or beverages for people to consume off-site and
    • providing accommodation, including allowing food and drinks to be consumed in a person’s room.
  • Food and drink premises, except for
    • selling food or beverages for people to consume off-site
    • selling food to be consumed in a person’s room if in a hotel or motel
    • if the premises are part of a shopping centre, selling food or beverages for people to consume outside of the shopping centre
    • holding a wedding or funeral in accordance with relevant restrictions.
  • Entertainment facilities, such as theatres, cinemas, music halls, concert halls and dance halls.
  • Amusement centres, such as places to play billiards, pool, pinball machines or video games.
  • Micro-breweries or small distilleries holding a drink on-premises authorisation under the Liquor Act 2007 or cellar door premises, except for selling food or beverages for people to consume off the premises.
  • Indoor recreation facilities such as squash courts, indoor swimming pools, gyms, table tennis centres, health studios, bowling alleys and ice rinks.
  • Places of public worship, except for the purposes of conducting a wedding or funeral service.
  • Hairdressers, spas, nail salons, beauty salons, waxing salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlours, massage parlours.
  • Auction houses
  • Betting agencies and gaming lounges
  • Markets, except for food markets
  • Caravan parks and camping grounds, except for
    • permanent residents or other people who have no other place of permanent residence, and their visitors
    • people who were staying there on Friday 25 June 2021 and have not extended their booking.
  • Sex on premises services
  • Sex services premises
  • Strip clubs
  • Public swimming pools (except natural swimming pools, which may open)
  • National Trust properties and Historic Houses Trust of NSW properties (other than retail shops)
  • Nightclubs
  • Casinos, except for selling food or beverages for people to consume off-site and providing accommodation, including allowing food and drinks to be consumed in a person’s room.

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