Additional restrictions to be aware of – New South Wales

If you live in a local government area (LGA) of concern, or you have people on-site who live in an LGA of concern, as of this morning, there are additional restrictions to be aware of: 


The testing rules for authorised workers who work outside their LGA of concern no longer apply. Authorised workers must now follow the vaccination requirements. An authorised worker must have: 

  •  2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or
  • 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 21 days ago or
  • 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine within the past 21 days and you have been tested for COVID-19 in the past 72 hours (3 days) or
  • Evidence of a medical exemption and you have been tested for COVID-19 in the past 72 hours.


As of 28 August, all authorised workers from the LGAs of concern will be required to carry a permit from Service NSW declaring that they are an authorised worker and cannot work from home; this also applies to anyone entering an LGA of concern for the purposes of work. 


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.


If you live in Greater Sydney, and need to travel 50km outside Greater Sydney: 


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