Local businesses required to have Covid-safe credentials

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Central Coast businesses are being urged to check, test and promote their COVID-safe credentials as a way of minimising the potential spread of the coronavirus in the region. cover safe

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the latest data shows 590 Central Coast businesses have received a COVID-safe tick of approval but hundreds more need to do the same.

“The NSW Government has put industry-specific information under the one roof, including downloadable badges for businesses with COVID-safe plans to display in their premises, so customers know they have the tick of approval,” Crouch said.

“Every single business must do the three steps – complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan, register as a COVID-safe business, and download and display COVID-safe materials.” Crouch said non-compliant businesses could face significant penalties. The Public Health Orders allow for penalties of up to $55,000, and a further $27,500 penalty for each day an offence continues, for businesses that breach the requirements.

On the spot fines can also be issued. “The COVID-safe requirements are now being strictly enforced by NSW Police, Liquor & Gaming inspectors and NSW Health officials,” Crouch said. “Following the COVID-19 safe requirements is not optional. “We need to safeguard the health and safety of our community while also ensuring local businesses can remain operational.”

For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe-businesses. Source: Media release, Jul 23 Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch

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