COVID-19 Information for Federation Council Residents

Public Health Alert - Stay at home order 

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, current stay-at-home orders will be extended across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong from 6pm today (26 June) until 11.59pm Friday, 9 July.

Following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant about the growing risk to the community, the stay-at-home orders will apply to all people in the Greater Sydney including Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong.
Everyone in Greater Sydney must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason.
The reasons you may leave your home include:

• Shopping for food or other essential goods and services;
• Medical care or compassionate needs (people can leave home to have a COVID-19 vaccination unless you have been identified as a close contact);
• Exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer;
• Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.
Community sport will not be permitted during this period. Weddings will not be permitted from 11.59pm, Sunday 27 June. Funerals will be limited to one person per four square metres with a cap of 100 people, and masks must be worn indoors.
In all other parts of NSW, the following restrictions will apply:

• People who have been in the Greater Sydney region (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong) on or after June 21 should follow the stay-at-home orders for a period of 14 days after they left Greater Sydney.
• Visitors to households will be limited to 5 guests – including children;
• Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events;
• Drinking while standing at indoor venues will not be allowed;
• Singing by audiences and choirs at indoor venues or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed;
• Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings for the wedding party only (no more than 20 people);
• Dance and gym classes limited to 20 per class (masks must be worn);
• The one person per four square metre rule will be re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals;
• Outdoor seated, ticketed events will be limited to 50 per cent seated capacity;
We understand this is a difficult time for everyone, however we need to take these steps now to get on top of this outbreak.
People across NSW should only enter the Greater Sydney region for essential purposes.

For more information, visit Covid 19 restrictions extended in NSW here

Please continue to check the NSW Government website as more information will be made available here.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Australian Government is responsible for the rollout and phasing of the COVID-19 vaccine.

You can book your vaccination appointment at selected GP clinics, GP Respiratory Clinics and some state and territory government clinics.

You can book by following the prompts on the federal government's Health Direct website's eligibility criteria checker, which will take you to a list of available clinics.

For further information on restrictions and case alerts in NSW, please go to the NSW Health website.


Key Contacts

Stay COVID safe

Even as the COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more available to the NSW community, it is still important to practise COVID safe behaviour to protect yourself and others:
  • Always check in and out wherever you can
  • Get tested immediately if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. Self-isolate until you get a negative test result
  • Stay home if unwell. Don’t attend any gatherings or have visitors to your home
  • Wash your hands often, especially after touching common surfaces. Use hand sanitiser when out and about
  • Gather outdoors or in large well-ventilated indoor spaces
  • Physically distance where you can. If you cannot stay 1.5 metres apart, especially indoors, wear a mask.
Keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 case locations and information through the NSW Government website.