Covid rules for Barraba

13th October 2021

COVID Roadmap –

How the changes effect you.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has summarised the Roadmap changes for us in Regional NSW.


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:

  1. chemists and pharmacies
  2. garden centres and plant nurseries
  3. hardware and building supplies
  4. kiosks
  5. landscaping material supplies
  6. rural supplies
  7. shops that predominantly sell food or drinks (eg butchers, bakeries, fruit shops & delicatessens, but does not include restaurants or cafes)
  8. shops that predominantly carry out repairs of mobile phones
  9. 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.
  10. supermarkets & grocery shops
  11. timber yards
  12. vehicle hire premises but NOT the premises at which vehicles are sold.



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)


Beauty/tanning/waxing/nail salons

Tattoo/massage parlours

Properties operated by the National Trust or Historic House Trust

Gaming lounges & betting agencies

Auction houses

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.