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Limited Restrictions For Regional NSW

Limited restrictions now in place
From 12.01am on 11 September, some restrictions have been lifted for the Mid North Coast region, from the Myall Lakes National Park in the south to Coffs Harbour in the North. See regional and rural areas with limited restrictions for more information on other regional areas on limited restrictions.

Summary of restrictions include:

  • At your home: You can have up to 5 visitors in your home at any one time (does not include children under 12).
  • Going out: You can visit retail stores, beauticians and hairdressers, hospitality and entertainment venues, following the one person per 4 metre rule.
  • Schools: schools will reopen – see here for Level 3 COVID-19 safety measures for schools in NSW
  • Indoor exercise: gyms and indoor recreation centres, including swimming pools can reopen, as long as they comply with the one person per 4 metre rule.
  • Working: work from home if you are able to.

When leaving home for essential reasons, anyone over 18 years of age must carry photo identification with evidence of their home address, such as a NSW Photo Card or Drivers Licence, and produce it to a police officer on request.

In addition:

  • When you leave home you must carry a face mask with you at all times. You must wear a face mask when you are indoors at non-residential premises and in certain outdoor areas – see here for more information.
  • If you live in NSW regional and rural areas that are not currently subject to stay at home restrictions, you must have a reasonable excuse to enter  a stay at home area (including Greater Sydney and regional stay at home areas). If you enter these areas for any reason, stay at home rules will also apply to you for 14 days after you were last in any of these areas.
  • If you live in Greater Sydney you must not enter regional and rural NSW without a reasonable excuse
  • if you are 18 years and over, get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Remember, it’s vital for anyone showing any symptoms, or those who are a close or casual contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, to get tested immediately, stay home and follow the health advice.

Information for businesses available here

Businesses that can remain open must:

To support businesses and workers at this critical time, the NSW Government’s 2021 COVID-19 Support Package has been boosted to include additional financial support measures for individuals, sole traders, micro-businesses, small and medium businesses, as well as the creative services industry, and accommodation providers.

Looking after your business, workers and income is a big concern for many, but mental health during these challenging times is also important. There is support available for individuals and businesses who need it.

 

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