Things are changing quickly as COVID–19 restrictions begin to ease.

To find out the most up to date changes to Council services and programs, click here and visit our dedicated COVID–19 page.

For information to assist your business as restrictions are eased, explore the State and Federal Government resources below. These webpages will help you to trade in accordance with social distancing and hygiene measures as the restrictions ease.

NSW Government has set up a scheme where businesses can show their commitment to COVID Safety and keeping the community safe. Some businesses are required to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan and register as a COVID Safe business.

For more information, please click here.

Restrictions began to be eased in May and since then a number of changes have been introduced with more expected to come.

Information on current restrictions are regularly updated and available here.

For an overview of all current guidance, please click here.

The Australian Government has issued a Roadmap to a COVIDsafe Australia – a three-step pathway for easing restrictions. The aim is to prepare Australians to go back to work in a COVID-19 safe environment and get the economy back to a more sustainable level whilst continuing to maintain discipline of hygiene and distancing measures.

To view a sector guide to the 3 step framework, click here.

The Department of Health has also issued guidance, click here to view.

Safe Work Australia has developed specialised industry guidelines and information across 23 sectors to assist businesses to return to work in a COVID–19-safe environment. To protect workers and business, it is advised that Safe Work Australia is to be the single source of information, allowing businesses to plan future operations with confidence and consistency.

Safe Work Australia’s specialised COVID–19 website provides important information for industries including hospitality, retail, taxi and rideshare and public transport that addresses:

  • Duties under WHS laws
  • Risk assessment
  • COVID–19 in your workplace
  • Health monitoring
  • Physical distancing
  • Hygiene and cleaning
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

There is also a Resource Kit featuring downloadable fact sheets, posters, infographics and guidance materials for businesses to use in the workplace such as a social distancing checklist, incident notification processes and ‘5 things to do in your workplace’. Click here to download.

As the Federal and NSW Governments review current restrictions, businesses are encouraged to review the Safe Work Australia guidelines that apply to their own operations and consider any new measures that should be adopted ahead of reopening.

For more information, click here.

The National COVID–19 Coordination Commission has created an online tool to help businesses develop a plan to keep workers, customers and the community safe as they reopen or increase their activities in the weeks and months ahead as restrictions change.

The tool brings together information from across government on the resources and assistance available to support businesses. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and can then be downloaded and referred to when planning practical steps such as organising supplies and updating insurance.

Click here to access the toolkit.

Following the changes which came into effect on 1 June, businesses are urged to understand what this means for their premises. To see what is permissible please click here.

To assist you to create the required COVID-19 Safety Plan, you can use these templates:

  • Pubs, clubs, bars, breweries and casinos — click here
  • Restaurants and cafes — click here

On Friday, 5 June the City of Canada Bay contacted local food and beverage businesses with an email letter regarding the NSW Government's latest directives on easing of restrictions. The letter gives further detail on the latest changes, along with useful resources and information on free online training.

Click here to read the letter.

Salons offering nail, waxing, tanning and beauty services may open with restrictions. Capacity must not exceed 10 customers or one customer per four square metres (including staff members) on the premises, whichever is the lesser.

Click here for full details from the State Government.

To assist you to create the required COVID–19 Safety Plan there is a simple template available. Click here to view the template.