Saturday 21 August 2021
The NSW Government have now published the travel permit registration link for regional NSW.
From 12:01am, Saturday 21 August 2021, if you live in Greater Sydney (including local government areas of concern), you will need to register when travelling 50km outside of Greater Sydney.
As previously advised, the list of authorised workers covers all of our members from processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and retail.
Local government areas of concern
The following new restrictions around workplaces and authorised workers from the LGAs of concern will be introduced, these are Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, or some suburbs of Penrith:
- Authorised workers who work outside their LGA of concern are only permitted to work if rapid antigen testing is implemented at their work-site or they have had their first vaccination dose by 30 August *
- From Saturday, 28 August, authorised workers from the LGAs of concern are required to carry a permit from Service NSW declaring that they are an authorised worker and cannot work from home; and
- From Saturday, 28 August, anyone entering an LGA of concern for the purposes of work must carry a worker permit issued by Service NSW.
Service NSW website does not yet have the LGA worker permit application.
* AMIC has contacted the NSW Government to ask how rapid antigen testing will be done for our small business members and independent retail butcher shops, who will be expected to pay for the antigen testing kits, and who will administer the testing. We will advise our members of the response.
From 12.01am Monday, 23 August, workers from the Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland and Fairfield LGAs will no longer have to have been tested for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours to work outside their LGA.
2021 COVID-19 Support Package
The NSW Government will provide financial assistance, support measures and tax relief to help businesses and people across the state impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions click here >
To keep up to date, as and when updates are published, visit NSW Government COVID-19 updates >
Stay safe and please contact AMIC if you have any questions, we are here to help.