COVID-19 Coronavirus Update
An Update from NSW Government
Border Closure to protect NSW
The NSW Government is closing the border with Victoria from 12:01 am Wednesday 8 July 2020. Further, from 12:01 am Tuesday 7 July, residents from Greater Melbourne will not be allowed to enter NSW.
Returning NSW residents will be required to go into 14 days of self-isolation. There will be provisions in place for residents of border regions, such as Albury-Wodonga.
For more information on border restrictions and hot spot locations, please click here.
An Update from Destination NSW
STAY COVID-SAFE AS RESTRICTIONS EASED
Restrictions on entertainment venues, weddings, community sport and other gatherings were eased on Wednesday, but strict physical distancing measures remain in place. Go to NSW.gov.au for the latest health advice and information about restrictions.
The following is now permitted in NSW:
- The number of people allowed inside indoor venues will be determined by the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule, with no upper limit, including function centres
- Kids’ and adult community sport can recommence
- Cultural and sporting events at large stadiums, theme parks (Luna Park, pictured, reopens today 3 July), racecourses and motor racing tracks will be allowed up to 25 per cent of their normal seated capacity to a maximum of 10,000. Events must be ticketed, have allocated seating areas, and follow strict guidelines
- Alcohol can still be served to seated patrons only, including at conference and function venues
- Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can reopen subject to the one person per 4 square metre rule
The rules on gatherings remain the same: 20 guests inside a home (including holiday homes unless everyone is from the same household) and a maximum of 20 people gathering in a public place.
Nightclubs and music festivals are not permitted to operate under the current Public Health Order.
NSW Health has finalised checklists to support businesses that are allowed to operate to develop a COVID-Safe Business Plan. See the full suite of checklists at NSW.gov.au’s COVID-Safe business page.
Occupiers of the following tourism-related premises must have a COVID-Safe Business Plan and keep a copy on premises:
- Amusement centres
- Beauty and personal services
- Caravan parks and camping grounds
- Community centres
- Entertainment facilities (cinemas, theatres, music halls and concert halls)
- Food and drink premises
- Food courts
- Function centres
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
- Information and education facilities (art galleries, museums and visitor information centres)
- Markets (non-food)
- Micro breweries and cellar doors
- Pubs, bars, registered clubs
- Recreation facilities (indoor)
- Recreation facilities major – theme parks, sports stadiums, showgrounds, racecourses and motor racing tracks
- Vessels used for commercial tours or functions
- Zoos and reptile parks
NSW Health is discouraging travel to and from specific areas of Victoria and Melbourne that the Victorian Government has identified as COVID hotspots at this time. Penalties may apply to anyone who does not follow the Public Health Orders relating to travel to and from the identified hotspots.
With school holidays starting in NSW this weekend, all travellers are reminded to follow the latest health advice, including staying home if unwell or staying in if you’re already on the road and start feeling unwell.
NSW Health has developed resources for tourism operators to inform visitors about what to do if symptoms present while on holiday. See the social media assets, posters and door hangers at NSW Health.
For the latest information please go to nsw.gov.au/covid-19.
Australian Travel Status Map
Australia is slowly re-opening. The Australian Government has outlined a national three step plan to relax restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus. Travel and social distancing restrictions won’t be immediately lifting everywhere, though, with each state and territory moving forward at a pace that best suits their own individual circumstances. View the Travel Status Map here to find out where you can holiday.
Health and Hygiene
Good hygiene and physical distancing recommendations include:
- Washing your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub
- Covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow
- Stay home if you are sick
- Practice physical distancing by standing two arm lengths apart (1.5m) at all times
What is the COVIDSafe app?
COVIDSafe was developed by the Australian Government to help keep the community safe from coronavirus (COVID-19). Together, let’s help stop the spread and keep ourselves and each other healthy.
COVIDSafe uses Bluetooth® technology on your mobile phone to look for other devices with COVIDSafe installed. Your device will take note of contact you’ve had with other users by securely logging their reference code. If you or someone you’ve been in contact with tests positive for COVID-19, the close contact information securely stored in your phone can be uploaded and used — with your consent — by state or territory health officials to quickly trace people who’ve been exposed to the virus.
For more inforamtion about the app, including how to download it, please click here.
Where to purchase Hand Sanitiser locally
The Flagstaff Group has a supply of Hand Sanitiser available now. Bring your own clean 5, 10, 15 or 20 litre containers and they will be filled, costing $11 per litre (gst included).
They also have prefilled bottles available for purchase:
- 750ml Trigger Bottles – $14.85 each (gst included)
- 20 Litre Tubs, with dispenser tap $249.92 (gst included)
Three Step Framework – COVIDsafe Australia
The Flagstaff Group
260 Nolan Street, Unanderra NSW 2526
Ph. 02 4272 0252 / M. 0405 068 791
The Australian Government has released a 3 step framework to guide businesses to re-opening over the next several weeks.