Additional measures for Sydney and regional NSW (including the Central Coast) come into place from 12.01am Monday, 23 August, until 28 August, at least.
Masks will be mandatory
The NSW Health website states the following:
‘Mask wearing will be mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising.’
Special Powers to police
The NSW Police Force have also been given specials powers that include:
- Power for the Commissioner of Police to lockdown apartment blocks while health assesses the COVID risk;
- Power for the Commissioner of Police to declare a residential premise a COVID-risk premise and require all people to present to police during compliance checks;
- Powers to allow police to direct a person who has been issued with an infringement notice to return to their place of residence; and
- If a person from outside an LGA of concern is found to be in an LGA of concern without a reasonable excuse, they will be fined $1000 and required to isolate at home for 14 days.
In the media release on Friday August 20, NSW Health state;
‘There have been a number of cases in Early Childhood Education and Care Services, so parents and carers across the state are strongly encouraged to keep their children at home, unless they need to be at those services.’
NB: As the regulations are constantly being changed in response to the fast moving situaton readers are advised to follow the NSW Government COVID-19 updates to regulations and information.
Verified information source : Media release, NSW Health , August 20, 2021