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Werriwa eNewsletter

19 July 2021

Dear <<First Name>>.

Service NSW sent the following newsletter this morning, 19th July 2021, with all the latest COVID-19 and Health restrictions and other advice that you may find useful and clarify the situation in our community. The information was correct at time of publishing, but please use the links to get the most up to date advice.

It includes the latest information you need from shops that can be opened to advice for renters.

Kind Regards

Anne

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New restrictions for Greater Sydney

With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the community, new restrictions now apply to Greater Sydney including Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour until midnight Friday 30 July.

Shops that can open

Only retailers that provide essential products and services, can be open during lockdown, all non-essential retailers are required to close to the public. Retailers who must close, can still operate online, offer click and collect, takeaway and home delivery.

Mask wearing
You must have a mask with you every time you leave home, and wear it when you are:

  • Indoors except at your own home
  • Working outdoors
  • In outdoor markets or outdoor shops
  • Queuing outdoors or waiting for coffee and food
COVID-19 testing for workers
You can only leave your home to go to work if your business is allowed to be open and you cannot reasonably work from home.

If you live in Greater Sydney and your workplace is 50km or more outside Greater Sydney, you must get tested every 7 days.

You can go to a COVID-19 testing clinic near your home or work.

Construction and maintenance work paused

From midnight Sunday 18 July the following will be paused till midnight Friday 30 July:

  • Work at Greater Sydney construction sites unless the work is urgently required construction work, or you have an exception
  • All non-urgent maintenance, repair work and cleaning services on residential homes
Working from home

From midnight Tuesday 20 July employers must allow their employees to work from home if it’s practical to do so. Fines up to $10,000 for the employer can apply.

New restrictions for Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool council areas

Authorised workers
If you live in Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool council areas, you can only leave your local council area to go to work if you are an authorised worker.

COVID-19 testing for workers
There are new testing rules that apply only to authorised workers who live in Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool council areas who travel to other council areas for work.

Restrictions for regional and rural NSW remain the same until midnight Fri 30 July.

 

Disaster payment if your job has been affected by lockdown

New financial support has been announced to help you if you’ve lost your job or had your work hours reduced because of COVID-19.

Eligibility depends on where you live and work. Payments of $325–$375 if you lost 8 to 20 hours of work per week, and $500–$600 if you lost more than 20 hours per week.

Click here for to see if your eligible

Information for renters impacted by COVID-19

If you are a residential tenant who has lost 25% or more of your income due to the lockdown and can’t pay your rent, you should contact your landlord to agree on a plan to repay that money.

Until Saturday 11 September, a landlord can only apply for eviction if they show they’ve gone through the rent negotiation process with NSW Fair Trading in good faith, and their eviction request is fair and reasonable.

If you own a residential rental property and reduce the rent for a lockdown impacted tenant, you can now access financial support including land tax relief or a $1500 grant per property.

Click here for rental support

Vaccination: the best way to protect yourself and your community

Two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine provide over 90% prevention of hospitalisation from COVID-19.

If you’re 60+ and have not yet been vaccinated, please book a vaccination appointment with your doctor.

If you have had your 1st dose of AstraZeneca and your 2nd dose is not in the next 4 weeks, ask your GP to bring your appointment forward. This will give you protection sooner.

If you're 40-59 and haven't been able to book a Pfizer vaccine appointment, please discuss your circumstances with your GP. You may be able to get the AstraZeneca vaccination. NSW Health vaccination clinics are also giving the AstraZeneca vaccine to 40+.

If you’re 18-39 and would like to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, we encourage you to talk to your doctor.

Click here to find out when and where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Keep getting tested & check case locations

If you have any symptoms even if they are mild, it is vital that you get tested immediately and isolate after your test. It’s the best way to help NSW Health find cases in the community and stop the spread.

Please check to see if you have been at any of the locations where cases have been reported, including public transport routes, flights and venues of concern, or interstate locations. You must follow the NSW Health advice for that location.

Click here for the latest case locations.

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