COVID-19: NSW INCREASE RESPONSE TO COVID DELTA VARIANT OUTBREAK – VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR DISABILITY WORKERS
The NSW Government has, of as 12.01am August 23, increased the level of response to the current COVID Delta variant outbreak by implementing a number new restrictions and requirements across the State.
- Greater Sydney will remain in lockdown until the end of September 2021.
- Additional restrictions for “LGA’s of Concern” have been introduced. The LGA’s of concern can be accessed here: LGA’s of Concern.
- Police have been given special powers to implement the increased government response.
- Masks will be mandatory when outside in Greater Sydney and Regional NSW until August 28 unless exercising.
- Increased restrictions around workplaces and authorised workers. Authorised workers are: Authorised Workers.
In particular for the disability community is the announcement that:
- Childcare workers and disability support workers who live or work in the LGAs of concern must have their first vaccination dose by 30 August.
- 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.
The full announcment can be accessed on the NSW Government website: NSW Government Announcement August 20
For further NSW Governement advice regarding COVID19: NSW COVID19