We are still in LOCK DOWN

Parts of regional NSW currently deemed low risk and which have seen zero COVID cases for at least 14 days will emerge from lockdown at 12:01am Saturday 11 September, but will continue to operate under restrictions to ensure the safety of regional communities. Stay-at-home orders will remain in place in Eurobodalla and Bega LGAs. (Rules can be found HERE) You must stay home. Only leave your home if you have a reasonable excuse.

If you must leave home, stay within your local area. Do not travel outside your local area if you can avoid it.

Limit your physical contact with people you do not live with.

You must carry a face mask with you at all times and wear a face mask when required when you leave your home. Reasonable excuse to leave home:

A reasonable excuse is if you need to:

  • obtain food or other goods and services locally

  • leave home to go to work if:

  • you cannot reasonably work from home and

  • the business is allowed to be open

  • leave home for education if it is not possible to do it at home

  • attend an interview or an assessment for work which cannot take place at your home

  • exercise and take outdoor recreation within your local government area or, if you need to cross into another local government area, stay within 5km of your home

  • go out for medical or caring reasons, including obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination.

  • transport 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. Rules for when you leave your home

Shopping

  • Stay within your local government area. You can cross into another local government area if it is within 5km of your home and it is not a local government area of concern (unless the food or goods or services or their equivalent are not reasonably available locally).

  • If travelling by a private vehicle (car), do not share a car with other people you do not live with.

  • Only 1 person per household may leave their home to shop for food or other goods and services (you may take a dependent person with you if that person cannot be left at home on their own).

  • You may take a dependent person with you if that person cannot be left at home on their own.

  • Go directly to and from the shops to get what you need. Do not spend time looking at other things.

Exercise and outdoor recreation

From Monday 13 September 2021, you can attend a gathering of up to 5 people for outdoor recreation so long as all those at the gathering aged 16 years or over are fully vaccinated.

  • You must have proof of your vaccination with you at all times

  • You must show a Police Officer your proof of vaccination if its requested.

Fully vaccinated means you have had 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination or a medical contraindication certificate issued to you.

The 5 person limit on these gatherings does not include children aged 12 years or under.

  • Stay within your local government area. If you need to cross into another local government area, you must stay within 5km of your home.

  • If travelling by a private vehicle (car), do not share a car with people you do not live with, except your nominated visitor ("singles bubble").

  • A nominated visitor in a regional or rural area must not live in a local government area of concern.

  • You can exercise with 1 other person that you do not live with, or your nominated visitor ("singles bubble").

  • If you live with more than 2 other people, you can all go out together for exercise. The Public Health Unit will conduct contract tracing, including contacting people who used QR codes to check into venues of concern.

SNSWLHD and the NSW Government will update contact locations on their websites if additional venues are identified.


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