Three months after Covid-19 restrictions, lock downs, and business closures June 1st 2020 is a real sign that we are getting back to normal. But, it isn't over yet, and a second-wave is still a realistic possibility, so here's what you need to know about the ease in business restrictions starting Monday 1st June.
This includes nail salons, tanning salons, and waxing salons, and they all must adhere to strict regulations in order to open. Health Minster Brad Hazzard "Your task is to not only deliver the services people need and want, but also make sure they are kept safe."
One person per 4 square metres, including both staff and clients
10 maximum clients at any one time
Exclusion of all staff and clients showing any symptoms
Records of attendance including staff, clients and contractors
Removal of all books, magazines and iPads from waiting areas
Waiting area seating to comply with social distancing
Clearly displayed conditions of entry at entrance, website and social media
Staff work stations to be at least 1.5metres apart
Designated staff member to ensure all regulations are adhered to
Encourage the download of the Covid Safe app
NOTE: Massage is still closed and it's unclear when it will resume.
MUSEUMS, GALLERIES AND LIBRARIES
Premier Gladys Berejiklian “I would encourage museums, galleries and libraries to be innovative to ensure strict social distancing is adhered to and good hygiene measures are followed.” In addition to social distancing, 4 square metre rules, the following will also apply.
Hand washing and/or sanitiser facilities
Distance markers at service points
Online ticketing systems for museums and galleries
No groups or tours
24 hour quarantine for all library returns
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said “We're moving forward is in a cautious and sensible way. It has the maximum of 50 people in a cafe or restaurant, but a lesser number if the cafe or restaurant, defined by the four square metre rule, requires a lesser number. For example, if you had 80 square metres, you would have 20 people. That's the basic lesson. Just do the basic maths.”
50 customers (up to based on venue size)
Table service and ordering only
Adherence to four-metre rule
No mingling or standing around
Limit 10 persons per group booking
Shared cutlery and buffets banned
Clubs and RSLs with multiple facilities allowed 50 patrons at each venue
Bookings are strongly advised
NOTE: Premier Gladys Berejiklian says "Any venue found in breach would be closed down.”
TRAVEL WITHIN NSW
Deputy Premier John Barilaro “COVID could not have come at a worse time for regional NSW, with towns already doing it tough due to bushfires and drought and so I encourage everyone to make plans to safely and responsibly visit their favourite regional holiday destination, or discover a new one.”
Holiday restrictions lifted within NSW
Interstate travellers will also be able to visit NSW
OTHER RECENT CHANGES
The below all took effect on the 15th May
Golf: Groups of 4 can now play together
Funerals Indoor: up to 20 mourners
Funerals outdoor: up to 30 mourners
Playground Equipment: can be used with caution
Pools outdoor: can open
Public Gatherings: up to 10 people
Religious Gatherings: up to 10 worshippers
Visiting Households: up to 5 visitors
Weddings: up to 10 guests plus the people conducting or assisting in the conduct of the service, a photographer, a videographer, and the couple
The Australian and individual state Covid-19 policies are constantly changing based on the level of threat posed at the time. New South Wales is currently leading the way in their move to get the community back to the "new normal" as fast as possible.
For up to the minute information please visit NSW Government website
The success in our Concord Community now lies with us doing the right thing. Keep social distancing, if Majors Bay Road, Breakfast Point, or North Strathfield cafes and restaurants are at maximum capacity don't enter (staff are busy and may not have realised). Always make reservations, continue to order takeaway and delivery, and above all if you are feeling any of the Covid-19 symptoms please get tested.