Stay-at-home order extended & additional restrictions in NSW

Source: Point to Point Transport Commissioner



Due to continuing concerns of community transmission in Greater Sydney and throughout NSW, the Premier has announced extensions to stay-at-home orders and additional restrictions in NSW. This update will provide detail on a number of amendments to the Public Health Order and new restrictions and their application to the point to point transport industry.

Greater Sydney lockdown extended

In response to the evolving Delta outbreak, the NSW Government has extended the current lockdown in Greater Sydney (including Blue Mountains and Wollongong) until the end of September and introduced new rules targeting the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern, where the majority of new cases are emerging.

 

Lockdown extended in Regional NSW

The lockdown in regional NSW will be extended to 28 August. Regional NSW now includes the Shellharbour and Central Coast LGAs.

 

Permits to leave Greater Sydney – COVID-19 travel registration for regional NSW

From today, Saturday 21 August, if you live in Greater Sydney, you may need to register online at Service NSW when travelling outside of Greater Sydney. Regional travel registration is valid for a maximum of 14 days and you will need to reapply if:

  • you are travelling for more than 14 days, or

  • your travel dates change or need to be amended

You must carry your regional travel registration and supporting documents with you at all times as you will need to provide these to NSW Police if requested.


If I am a point to point transport driver do I need to register?

If you provide passenger services and travelling more than 50km outside of Greater Sydney for work you will need to register to travel. Please note, Greater Sydney no longer includes Shellharbour and Central Coast for the purposes of this travel registration. If you are from Greater Sydney and travel to Shellharbour or the Central Coast for any of the listed reasons, you will need to register. Permits are not required if you are providing an emergency service. For more information on who needs to register, what you need and how to register go to Register to travel to regional NSW | Service NSW.

 

Leaving Greater Sydney – testing of workers

In addition to having a permit, a person who lives in Greater Sydney must not go further than 50km outside Greater Sydney for work unless they have been tested for COVID-19 in the last 7 days and carries evidence of the test, for example, an SMS text message or email from the testing organisation. This means, taxi, rideshare, hire vehicle and all point to point transport drivers cannot provide passengers services further than 50km outside of Greater Sydney unless they have had a COVID-19 test in the last 7 days.

 

Entering Greater Sydney

A person must not enter Greater Sydney without a reasonable excuse. A reasonable excuse is, for example:

  • To go to their place of residence in Greater Sydney;

  • Work is a reasonable excuse where it cannot be done from home;

  • Attending a small funeral/memorial.

 

Additional rules for LGAs of concern