Working During Covid-19 Restrictions
COVID UPDATE 18 OCTOBER 2021
From Monday 18 October the reopening NSW roadmap’s 80 percent settings have come into effect. If you are fully vaccinated, masks will no longer be required to be worn (other than that part of an office building that is a restaurant, café, bar, retail shop, gym etc).
A summary of the 80 percent settings is available at: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/easing-covid-19-restrictions/80-percent.
From 1 November 2021
The following restrictions will change:
- bookings for hospitality venues will no longer be capped
- travel between Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Shellharbour and the Central Coast) will no longer be restricted
- there will be no quarantining for full vaccinated travellers. This will only apply to individuals vaccinated with a TGA recognised vaccine and where the vaccination status is certified by the Commonwealth
- fully vaccinated travellers already in quarantine will also complete their quarantine requirements on November 1 if they’re symptom free, even if it is less than 14-days
- travellers who are unvaccinated, or who have received a vaccine that is not recognised by the TGA, will be required to undertake 14 days hotel quarantine
- NSW will retain a passenger cap for unvaccinated arrivals of 210 passengers per week.
More restrictions will be relaxed on 1 December, as previously announced in the Reopening NSW Roadmap.
Every production must have and be able to produce a COVID-Safe Plan. The Australian Screen Production Industry COVID-Safe Guidelines can be viewed here: https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-support
Every production working on location should also advise the local Police Area Command that they are working in their area to avoid confusion or concern from local community members and possible shut down.
We ask that you continue to implement your bespoke stringent COVID-Safe plans to best ensure the safety of the cast, crew and the wider NSW community.
For regular updates and advice:
- COVID-19 | NSW Government
- NSW case locations
- COVID-19 Support Package
- NSW schools: COVID-19 advice for families
- Health advice regarding vaccinations.
Service NSW and support for businesses and individuals
- Information about setting up mandatory check-in with QR Code https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe/customer-record-keeping/mandatory-electronic-check-in
- Service NSW has support for businesses affected by COVID-19 https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/covid-19-help-businesses
- Services Australia has support for individuals who have lost income due to COVID-19 https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/covid-19-disaster-payment/who-can-get-it/nsw-eligibility-rules/greater-sydney
If you are not booked in for a COVID-19 vaccine, please book an appointment as soon possible https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-vaccination-nsw/get-your-covid-19-vaccination-nsw
Download your COVID-19 digital certificate via the Express Plus Medicare mobile app https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/express-plus-medicare-mobile-app
or your Medicare online account through myGov https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/medicare-online-accounts
- You can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay.
- Instructions are available on the Services Australia website https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/getting-help-during-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/how-get-proof-your-covid-19-vaccinations
- If you can’t get proof online, your vaccination provider can print your immunisation history statement for you.
- Call the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm) and ask for your statement to be sent to you. It can take up to 14 days to arrive in the post.
- If you are not eligible for Medicare, you can call the Australian Immunisation Register and request your certificate be mailed to you or add your COVID-19 certificate to your digital wallet using the Individual Healthcare Identifiers service (IHI service) through myGov https://my.gov.au/LoginServices/main/login?execution=e1s1