There are a number of changes proposed for NSW, including workplace requirements as of 14 Dec 2020.  Limitations on gatherings are also to be relaxed as of Dec 1, 2020.

Changes to workplace requirements from 14 December

The Public Health Order currently requires employers to allow employees to work from home, where it is reasonably practicable to do so. This will be no longer required from December 14.covid walkers

As employees return to the office, workplaces are encouraged to have COVID Safe plans. Employers are encouraged to stagger staff starting and finishing times to reduce the impact on public transport. Customers using public transport are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
It is up to individual councils to determine appropriate working arrangements for their staff. Councils are encouraged to consider how best to support their staff with the transition back to the workplace, while remaining COVID Safe, which could include consideration of flexible working requirements and the use of check-in facilities and QR codes.

For more information about COVID Safe plans please click here.


Further restrictions eased in time for Christmas

Mocovid christmasre people will be allowed to gather both at home and in outdoor public spaces, and smaller hospitality venues can increase their capacity, under a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
From December 1:

  • Up to 50 people (currently 20) can visit a residence as long as an outdoor space is being utilised, however, it’s recommended no more than 30 people gather if the residence has no outdoor area
  • Up to 50 people can gather outdoors in a public space (currently 30)
  • Small hospitality venues (up to 200 square metres in size) will be allowed to have one person per two square metres indoors, and
  • Capacity at funerals will increase to 300 people.

Please continue to follow this page which details what is and what isn't permissible under the Public Health Order.

NSW-Victoria border communications pack

A stakeholder communications pack prepared by the Department of Customer Service regarding the opening of the NSW-Victoria border is available for download here


Councils can access the latest information and resources about COVID-19 on the NSW Government, NSW Health, Commonwealth Government, Commonwealth Department of Health, and NSW Office of Local Government websites.