COVID-19 Information for NSW Tradies
Outline of the current restrictions that apply to regions of NSW.
Regional NSW Lockdown
From 12.01am on 11 September, some restrictions will be lifted if you do not live in any of the areas listed below.
Stay-at-home orders will remain in place in the following local government areas – Bathurst Regional, Bourke, City of Broken Hill, Central Coast, Central Darling, City of Cessnock, Dubbo Regional, Eurobodalla, Goulburn Mulwarre, Kiama, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Lithgow, City of Maitland, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, City of Newcastle, City of Orange, Port Stephens, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional, City of Shellharbour, City of Shoalhaven, Walgett and Wingecarribee.
From 5 pm on 21 September 2021 stay-at-home rules are in place for the local government areas of Byron, Kempsey and Tweed until Wednesday 29 September 2021.
From 5 pm on 20 September 2021 stay-at-home rules are in place for the local government area of Cowra until Tuesday 28 September 2021.
From 6 pm on 17 September 2021, stay-at-home restrictions are in place for the local government areas of Glen Innes and Hilltops until 24 September 2021.
From 12.01am on 14 September 2021 stay-at-home restrictions have been reinstated for the local government area of Yass Valley until 28 September 2021.
Full list of restrictions can be found here.
Greater Sydney lockdown
Stay at home orders apply to Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains and Wollongong.. A full list of restrictions can be found here.
You must stay home. Only leave your home if you have a reasonable excuse.
You must stay home. Only leave your home if you have a reasonable excuse.
Stay at home rules apply to everyone living or staying in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains and Wollongong local government areas.
These rules also apply to anyone who has been in Greater Sydney for any reason within the last 14 days.
If you live in Greater Sydney and need to travel more than 50 kilometres from Greater Sydney to carry out work, you need to comply with additional rules.
If you are moving to a new home outside Greater Sydney, or inspecting a potential new home you must register for travel from Service NSW.
If you are travelling to a different house outside of Greater Sydney for work, or urgent maintenance or repairs, or for animal welfare, only one person from your household can go. You must register for travel rom Service NSW.
Reasonable excuses to leave your home
- Getting food or other goods and services for the personal needs of the household or for other household purposes, for pets or for vulnerable people:
- Only one person per household should leave home to get food or other goods and services each day (you can take a dependent person with you if that person can’t be left at home).
- The goods and services must be picked up within the local government area where you live, or within 5km of where you live, but not in an area of concern. If the goods or services are not available in the local government area where you live, or within 5km of where you live, you can travel to the nearest place where they are available.
- Browsing in shops is not allowed.
- You cannot leave Greater Sydney to obtain goods and services outside Greater Sydney.
- For work, if it is not reasonably practicable for you to work from home:
- see more about rules for working including when and where you must work from home
- Going to school, university or college if you can’t study from home.
- Getting medical care (e.g. visiting your GP), including COVID-19 tests and vaccinations, getting medical or health supplies or donating blood.
- Going to childcare, or picking up or dropping off a person at childcare.
- Giving effect to new or existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children or siblings for children who do not live in the same household as a parent or sibling of the child.
- Attending a small funeral or memorial service or wedding service that complies with the specific rules about the service.
- Fulfilling carer’s responsibilities or providing care or assistance (including personal care) to a vulnerable person:
- 2 people can visit a home for carers' responsibilities or to provide care or assistance at any one time, if 2 people are required for care or assistance to be provided safely.
- A child who is a dependant of a carer can also visit if the child requires supervision and childcare arrangements are not reasonably available.
- Moving house or inspecting property:
- You can move to a new home within Greater Sydney or move between your houses within Greater Sydney.
- If you are moving to a new home outside Greater Sydney, you must register for travel from Service NSW.
- You can inspect a potential new home within Greater Sydney.
- You can only inspect a potential new home outside of Greater Sydney if you have a genuine intention to live outside of Greater Sydney as soon as practicable, you inspect the property as a potential place of residence, and you have registered for travel with Service NSW.
- If you are travelling to a different house outside of Greater Sydney for work, or urgent maintenance or repairs, or for animal welfare, only one person from your household can go. You must register for travel with Service NSW.
- Accessing public services, including social services, employment services, services provided to victims (including as victims of crime), domestic violence services, and mental health services.
- Legal obligations.
- To provide emergency assistance to a person or in an emergency.
- To avoid injury, illness or to escape the risk of harm.
- For compassionate reasons, including where two people are in a relationship but do not live in the same household.
- To feed an animal or for animal welfare.
- If you are a priest, minister of religion or member of a religious order, to go to your place of worship or provide pastoral care.
- Supervising or facilitating a business moving to new premises.
- Transporting a member of your household who is authorised to leave because they have a reasonable excuse (for example, taking a child to school).
See the list of other reasonable excuses.
LGAs of concern
If you live in an LGA of concern you cannot leave the local government area that you live in for work unless you are an authorised worker. Masks are mandatory in all settings outside of the home. People in these suburbs must only shop for food or other essential goods within 5km of their home.
From 12.01am Monday, 23 August the following additional rules will apply for residents and businesses in the LGAs of concern:
- No limit on the duration of outdoor exercise and recreation
- The following retail premises must close except for click and collect: garden centres and plant nurseries, office supplies, hardware and building supplies, landscaping material supplies, rural supplies, and pet supplies (tradespeople are allowed to shop in-store where relevant); and
- All exams and other education or professional development related activities will move online, not including the HSC.
More information can be found here.
Current LGAs of Concern:
- Strathfield LGA - Belfield (part), Greenacre (part), Homebush, Homebush West (part), Strathfield (part) and Strathfield South
- Burwood LGA - Burwood, Burwood Heights, Croydon (part), Croydon Park (part), Enfield and Strathfield (part)
- Bayside LGA - Botany, Brighton-Le-Sands, Bexley, Banksia, Kogarah, Mascot, Rockdale and Sans Souci
- Penrith LGA (restrictions apply to these 12 suburbs only) - Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair, St Marys.
- Liverpool LGA - Ashcroft, Austral, Badgerys Creek (part), Bringelly (part), Busby, Carnes Hill, Cartwright, Casula, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park (part), Chipping Norton, Denham Court (part), Edmondson Park, Elizabeth Hills, Greendale, Green Valley, Hammondville, Heckenberg, Hinchinbrook, Holsworthy (part), Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Kemps Creek (part), Len Waters Estate, Leppington (part), Liverpool, Luddenham (part), Lurnea, Middleton Grange, Miller, Moorebank, Mount Pritchard (part), Pleasure Point, Prestons, Rossmore (part), Sadleir, Silverdale (part), Voyager Point, Wallacia (part), Warwick Farm, Wattle Grove and West Hoxton
- Canterbury-Bankstown LGA - Ashbury (part), Bankstown, Bankstown Aerodrome, Bass Hill, Belfield (part), Belmore, Beverly Hills (part), Birrong, Campsie, Canterbury, Chester Hill (part), Chullora, Clemton Park, Condell Park, Croydon Park (part), Earlwood, East Hills, Georges Hall, Greenacre (part), Hurlstone Park (part), Kingsgrove (part), Lakemba, Lansdowne, Milperra, Mount Lewis, Narwee (part), Padstow, Padstow Heights, Panania, Picnic Point, Potts Hill, Punchbowl, Regents Park (part), Revesby, Revesby Heights, Riverwood (part), Roselands, Sefton, Villawood (part), Wiley Park and Yagoona.
- Cumberland LGA - GRANVILLE WARD - Granville, Guildford, Holroyd, Merrylands, Merrylands West, GREYSTANES WARD - Fairfield, Greystanes, Guildford, Guildford West, Merrylands West, Pemulwuy, Prospect, Smithfield, Woodpark, Yennora, REGENTS PARK WARD - Auburn, Berala, Homebush West, Lidcombe, Regents Park, Rookwood, SOUTH GRANVILLE WARD - Auburn, Chester Hill, Guildford, Merrylands, Regents Park, South Granville, WENTWORTHVILLE WARD - Girraween, Greystanes, Mays Hill, Merrylands, Pendle Hill, South Wentworthville, Toongabbie, Wentworthville, Westmead
- Fairfield LGA - Abbotsbury, Bonnyrigg, Bonnyrigg Heights, Bossley Park, Cabramatta, Cabramatta West, Canley Heights, Canley Vale, Carramar, Cecil Park, Edensor Park, Fairfield, Fairfield East, Fairfield Heights, Fairfield West, Greenfield Park, Horsley Park, Lansvale, Mt Pritchard, Old Guildford, Prairiewood, St Johns Park, Smithfield, Villawood, Wakeley, Wetherill Park, Yennora
- Blacktown LGA - Acacia Gardens, Angus, Arndell Park, Bidwill, Blackett, Blacktown, Bungarribee, Colebee, Dean Park, Dharruk, Doonside, Eastern Creek, Emerton, Glendenning, Glenwood, Grantham Farm, Hassall Grove, Hebersham, Huntingwood, Kellyville Ridge, Kings Langley, Kings Park, Lalor Park, Lethbridge Park, Marayong, Marsden Park, Melonba, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Nirimba Fields, Oakhurst, Parklea, Plumpton, Prospect (shared with Cumberland Council), Quakers Hill, Richards, Riverstone, Ropes Crossing, Rooty Hill, Rouse Hill (shared with The Hills Shire), Schofields, Seven Hills (shared with City of Parramatta Council), Shalvey, Shanes Park, Stanhope Gardens, St Marys (shared with City of Penrith), Tallawong, The Ponds, Toongabbie (shared with City of Parramatta Council and Cumberland Council), Tregear, Vineyard (shared with City of Hawkesbury), Whalan, Willmot, Woodcroft
- Parramatta LGA - Beecroft (part), Camellia, Carlingford (part), Clyde, Constitution Hill, Dundas, Dundas Valley, Eastwood (part), Epping, Ermington, Granville (part), Harris Park, Lidcombe (part), Mays Hill (part), Melrose Park (part), Newington, North Parramatta, North Rocks (part), Northmead, Oatlands, Old Toongabbie, Parramatta, Pendle Hill (part), Rosehill, Rydalmere, Silverwater, Sydney Olympic Park (part), Telopea, Toongabbie (part), Wentworth Point, Wentworthville (part), Westmead (part), Winston Hills (part)
- Georges River LGA - Allawah, Beverley Park, Blakehurst, Carss Park, Connells Point, Hurstville, Hurstville Grove, Kogarah, Kogarah Bay, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, Penshurst, South Hurstville. The local area also includes parts of Beverly Hills, Carlton, Kingsgrove, Narwee, Ramsgate, Riverwood and Sans Souci.
- Campbelltown LGA - Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court (part), Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills (part), Holsworthy (part), Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan (part), Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam (part)
Rules for construction sites
Work is permitted at construction sites in
- Greater Sydney (including local government areas of concern)
- regional and rural NSW.
Requirements apply to workers at construction sites and occupiers of construction sites.
Those who live in the Local Government Areas of the Central Coast and Shellharbour are to follow the rules for other regional and rural NSW areas that are subject to stay-at-home restrictions.
Local government areas of concern
References to people living in local government areas of concern on this page include people temporarily staying in those areas.
Work is permitted at constructions sites in the local government areas of concern provided occupiers of these construction sites:
Read the full list of rules for construction sites here
The following new restrictions around workplaces and authorised workers from the LGAs of concern will be introduced:
- 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.
- 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.
More details can be found here
Find and complete a COVID-19 safety Plan for your business
More details on the mandatory COVID-19 surveillance testing for authorised workers in LGAs of concern
Locations associated with confirmed COVID-19 cases are classified by NSW Health for action.
Find your nearest coronavirus testing centre in NSW.
From 12:01am on Wednesday 14 July 2021, you may need to get a COVID-19 test if you are leaving your home to go to work. These rules are in addition to the stay-at-home rules for Greater Sydney.
If you live in or are staying in the Canterbury-Bankstown local government areas but you work outside this area, you must have a COVID-19 test once every 72 hours (3 days) in order to be allowed to go to work as an authorised worker.
Book an appointment to get your COVID-19 vaccination and find out what to expect when you go. A mass vaccination day for construction workers has been announced at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday 15th August.
The NSW Government offers a free Business Concierge who can help you with information on grants, licenses, permits and regulations. Contact the Business concierge
Call Service NSW 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 137 788