Confusion over change for workers who are able to leave home

Lims was up and running again.

It also meant defense and national security personnel, politicians and their staff, teachers, supply drivers and people involved in supplying or maintaining utilities such as electricity, gas, water or waste management, could leave the locked areas for work. People working in warehousing tasks and important services for the maintenance, safety and maintenance of public and recreational spaces are also exempt from the travel ban.

All workers leaving the area must still take a COVID-19 test every three days. Employers who force staff to come to work when they can work from home are fined up to $ 10,000.

On Friday, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) said the closure of non-essential retail in Greater Sydney will end the confusion surrounding what is considered substantial shopping, but it will incur huge financial costs.

“The silver lining in all of this is that we finally have a clear definition from the NSW government of what is considered essential retail. The previous three weeks have been incredibly confusing for businesses and consumers with no direction for retailers to close, ”said Paul Zahra.
“We have seen situations where smaller retailers have been open without customers with government advice to buy only ‘essential’ things that are open to interpretation.
“We now have a clear list of the types of retail stores that can continue to open, which include pharmacies, hardware, post offices, newsagents and office supplies along with supermarkets and grocery stores.”

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