New South Wales COVID Update, 25 June 2021

The situation in Sydney is changing very quickly.

People who live in the Sydney council areas of Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and the City of Sydney (or have lived there in the past two weeks) have been given “stay at home” orders from 11:59 pm today, 25 June, until 11:59 pm Friday, 2 July. If you don’t live but work in one of these areas (or have worked there in the past two weeks) you will also need to “stay at home” for a week as you have been exposed when you went to work in one of these hot spot areas.

If you live or have worked in one of these areas you must stay at home. The only reasons for leaving home are:

  • Shopping for food or other essential goods and services.
  • Medical care or compassionate needs.
  • Exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer.
  • Essential work or study where you cannot work or study from home.

Businesses in the affected LGAs that don’t provide essential goods or services are required to close and if you live outside of these areas you can only go into these areas for “essential purposes”.

Essential reasons for leaving lockdown or entering an area on lockdown are very unclear at this stage. A Public Health Order will be released later tonight that will detail the industries that will be permitted to work. I will send out specific information as soon as it is released.

There is also a ban on travelling outside metropolitan Sydney for people who live in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside and Woollahra local government areas until at least Saturday, 3 July.

There have been some other clarifications to the restrictions for Greater Sydney that might answer some of your questions

Masks: If you are in Greater Sydney, or you have been in Greater Sydney in the last 14 days, you must wear a face mask when indoors at non-residential premises including workplaces. You can however remove your mask when you are:

  • On a construction site.
  • Working alone in an office (until another person enters).
  • In a vehicle alone or with another person from your household.

If you are working in someone’s home you are NOT counted as one of the 5 visitors that are allowed into a private residence and work in residential homes can continue.

The situation is changing rapidly so please also check the NSW Govt COVID web site for the most updated information. 

Greater Sydney rules and restrictions | NSW Government

As always – I will send out any new information as soon as possible after it is announced.

Take care, stay safe and look after each other.

Kind Regards,

Melissa Baker
National Industry Development Manager
Australian Glass and Window Association