Covid rules for Barraba
COVID Roadmap –
How the changes effect you.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has summarised the Roadmap changes for us in Regional NSW.
NO CHANGES FROM MONDAY 11 OCTOBER 2021
There are NO CHANGES in COVID requirements for the following critical retail premises. All the same requirements as we are used to: signing in, masks, and social distancing.
There are NO vaccination requirements for staff or customers of the following businesses:
- chemists and pharmacies
- garden centres and plant nurseries
- hardware and building supplies
- landscaping material supplies
- rural supplies
- shops that predominantly sell food or drinks (eg butchers, bakeries, fruit shops & delicatessens, but does not include restaurants or cafes)
- shops that predominantly carry out repairs of mobile phones
- shops that predominantly sell any of the following in the course of the normal operation of the shop: (i) office supplies, (ii) pet supplies, (iii) newspapers, magazines or stationery, (iv) alcohol, (v) maternity or baby supplies and (vi) medical or pharmaceutical supplies.
- supermarkets & grocery shops
- timber yards
- vehicle hire premises but NOT the premises at which vehicles are sold.
COVID ROADMAP - CHANGES FROM MONDAY 11 OCTOBER 2021
Basically, the only businesses/business premises that are impacted by Monday’s COVID Roadmap changes are the following.
If your business/work is not in the list below then it continues to operate as per normal:
Hospitality venues (eg. pubs, registered clubs, cafes, & restaurants)
Places of public worship
Entertainment facilities (eg. cinema, theatre, concert hall)
Public swimming pools
Retail premises, but NOT critical retail premises
Indoor recreation facilities (eg. gyms, bowling alley, squash court)
Major recreation facilities (eg. showgrounds, racecourses, motor racing tracks)
Properties operated by the National Trust or Historic House Trust
Gaming lounges & betting agencies
Markets that do NOT predominantly sell food
Information and education facilities
From MONDAY 11 OCTOBER 2021, a person who works at any of the above businesses/business premises MUST have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
For customers, to enter any of the above businesses/business premises, from Monday 11 October, you must be fully vaccinated. You can, however, still access click and collect and takeaways at the above businesses/premises.
For the owners of businesses/business premises in the above list, you must take reasonable steps to prevent unvaccinated people entering your premises.
‘Reasonable steps’ does NOT require business owners/staff to ask customers their vaccination status, although you are free to do so. Placing vaccination requirements posters & information at the entry of your premises, alongside Service NSW QR code check-in material, for example, satisfies the ‘reasonable steps’ requirement.