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COVID-19 Update - Sport & Recreation Sector

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Posted: Sat, 11th Sep 2021

Current as at September 10th at 11.25pm

The Minister for Health has made the Public Health (COVID-19 Additional Restrictions for Delta Outbreak) Order (No 2) Amendment (No 7) Order 2021. The Amending Order amends the Public Health (COVID-19 Additional Restrictions for Delta Outbreak) Order (No 2) to:

Details are below.

Parts of regional NSW move out of lockdown – rules for the general area will apply
From 11 September, the following LGAs will still be considered to be a stay at home area:
Bathurst Regional, Bega Valley, Blayney, Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, City of Broken Hill, Cabonne, Central Coast, Central Darling, City of Cessnock, Dubbo Regional, Dungog, Eurobodalla, Forbes, Gilgandra, Goulburn Mulwaree, Kiama, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Lithgow, City of Maitland, Mid-Western Regional, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Narromine, City of Newcastle, City of Orange, Parkes, Port Stephens, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional, City of Shellharbour, City of Shoalhaven, Singleton, Snowy Monaro Regional, Upper Hunter Shire, Walgett and Wingecarribee.

The rest of NSW (other than Greater Sydney) will move out of the stay at home area and be considered a “general area”.

For clarification, please refer to Regional and rural areas with limited restrictions webpage.

Note: if a person who lives in a general area goes to a stay at home area or an area of concern after 12.01 am on 11 September, the person will be subject to the direction that they can only leave home with a reasonable excuse for 14 days after they were last in the stay at home/area of concern.

Changes to the rules in the general area
The following gathering limits and rules apply in general areas. You can take part in exercising and outdoor recreation activities that comply with the Public Health Orders and are not held in a venue required to be closed.

Restrictions relevant to exercising and outdoor recreation activities in the general area include:

Changes to the stay at home area – outdoor gatherings for vaccinated people 
From 13 September, a person in a stay at home area can participate in an outdoor gathering in a public place subject to the following limits:

There is a new reasonable excuse for leaving your place of residence – being to transport a member of your household who is authorised to leave their house (this will permit, for example, a person to leave the house to drive a household member to work).

Area of concern – limited outdoor recreation for households 
From 13 September, a person in an area of concern will have a reasonable excuse to leave their home to engage in outdoor recreation no more than 5 kms from your home if: 

There is a new reasonable excuse for leaving your place of residence – being to transport a member of your household who is authorised to leave their house (this will permit, for example, a person to leave the house to drive a household member to work).

For more information please visit the NSW Government COVID-19 Website and the Office of Sport COVID-19 Page

We will provide further information as it is released. Please note that given the high volume of calls and emails we are currently receiving in the office, it may take us a number of days to reply to your enquiry. If you need specific advice, please call the COVID hotline on 13 77 88. 

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