COVID-19

07 October 2021 – Update

Last Updated: 07/10/2021 01:11pm

The NSW Government have today (07/10/2021) announced:

The 70% Vaccination Rate has been achieved. As such as of Monday the 11th October:

  • Staffers who have had a single dose of vaccine will return to work with a grace period until November 1 in place to obtain their second dose.
  • Our office doors will reopen with any customer entering these sites being required to demonstrate full vaccination.
  • Masks are no longer required for outdoor works, however, if you are unable to physically distance, please maintain the use of masks.

The Government have confirmed, at the 80% Vaccination mark:

  • Masks within the office environments will not be required for those who have received double vaccinations.
  • Anyone working face to face with customers will be required to wear masks while undertaking these duties
  • Masks will also be required if travelling in a vehicle or if you are unable to physically distance.

We are now transitioning to a workplace where it will be the workers responsibility to take steps to ensure their safety. This includes wearing masks if that is your preference.


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Southern NSW Local Health District have today, 29 September 2021, released the below list of exposure locations including some within Goulburn. Any person at these locations within the nominated windows is deemed to be a casual contact and you must isolate and get tested immediately until you receive a negative test result. Additional testing requirements may apply, please visit NSW Health for further information on this.

VenueLocationAddressTime
GoulburnWoolworthsSloane StreetWednesday 22 September
1.45pm to 12.15am

Friday 24 September
1.45pm to 12.15am

Saturday 25 September
3.45pm to 4.45pm
GoulburnReject Shop296-300 Auburn StWednesday 22 September
10.45am to 11.35am
GoulburnMandy’s Restaurant284 Auburn StreetWednesday 22 September
11.15am to 11.50am
Goulburn7 Eleven Service Station88-92 Clinton StWednesday 22 September
12.25pm to 12.55pm
Source: Facebook: Southern NSW Local Health District – 11.30am 29/09/2021

Southern NSW Local Health District have today, 28 September 2021, released the below list of exposure locations including some within Goulburn. Any person at these locations within the nominated windows is deemed to be a casual contact and you must isolate and get tested immediately until you receive a negative test result. Additional testing requirements may apply, please visit NSW Health for further information on this.

VenueLocationAddressTime
GoulburnColesCorner Auburn and
Clifford Streets
Wednesday 22 September
4.50pm to 5.25pm

Thursday 23 September
6.40am to 7.10am
GoulburnCaltex68 Goldsmith StreetWednesday 22 September
11.50am to 12.10pm
GoulburnAmpol Foodary68 Goldsmith StreetWednesday 22 September
12.50am to 1.10am

Friday 24 September
7.50am to 8.10am
12.35 to 12.50pm

Saturday 25 September
10.45am to 11.00am

Sunday 26 September
8.45pm to 9.45pm
GoulburnBlooms Chemist220 Auburn StreetSaturday 18 September
130pm to 4.45pm
GoulburnIMB BankShop 11, Goulburn
Square, Auburn St
Wednesday 22 September
9.20am to 9.45am
GoulburnReject Shop296-300 Auburn StWednesday 22 September
8.30am to 9.15am
GoulburnBP Merino Fuels70 Clifford StreetSaturday 18 September
11.10am to 11.25am
GoulburnBryants PiesGoulburn Plaza,
Auburn Street
Thursday 23 September
6.45am to 7.10am
GoulburnWoolworthsCorner Sloane and
Verner St
Friday 24 September
1.20pm to 1.55pm
GoulburnKing of the Pack10/12 Verner StreetFriday 24 September
1.20pm to 1.55pm
GoulburnSpecsaversShop 1 & 2 Belmore
Centre, 210 Auburn
Street
Friday 24 September
12.40pm to 1.25pm
Source: Facebook: Southern NSW Local Health District – 02.47pm 28/09/2021

Southern NSW Local Health District have today, 26 September 2021, released the below list of exposure locations including some within Goulburn. Any person at these locations within the nominated windows is deemed to be a casual contact and you must isolate and get tested immediately until you receive a negative test result. Additional testing requirements may apply, please visit NSW Health for further information on this.

VenueLocationAddressTime
Goulburn7-Eleven88 Clinton StreetWednesday 22 September
11.00am to 12.00pm
GoulburnWoolworthsSloane StreetMonday 20 September
2.50pm to 4.30pm

Thursday 23 September
10.50am to 11.20am
1.50pm to 4.10pm
GoulburnColesCnr Auburn and
Clifford Streets
Tuesday 21 September
11.20am to 12.00pm

Wednesday 22 September
11.45am to 12.15pm
GoulburnCaltex68 Goldsmith St
Cnr Bourke St
Tuesday 21 September
12.20am to 12.35am

Friday 24 September
1.50pm to 2.10pm
GoulburnBlooms Chemist304 Auburn StreetTuesday 21 September
2.50pm to 3.30pm
GoulburnGoulburn North Post Office46 Union StreetMonday 20 September
2.20pm to 2.35pm
GoulburnG0367 Return and Earn129 Lagoon StreetMonday 20 September
5.25pm to 5.40pm
GoulburnBP Merino Fuels70 Clifford StreetMonday 20 September
2.50pm to 3.05pm
Source: Facebook: Southern NSW Local Health District – 05.40pm 26/09/2021

Southern NSW Local Health District have today, 25 September 2021, released the below list of exposure locations including some within Goulburn. Any person at these locations within the nominated windows is deemed to be a casual contact and you must isolate and get tested immediately until you receive a negative test result. Additional testing requirements may apply, please visit NSW Health for further information on this.

VenueLocationAddressTime
GoulburnBakers Delight
Goulburn Square
217 Auburn StreetWednesday 22 September
2.15pm to 3.00pm
GoulburnWoolworthsSloane StreetWednesday 22 September
7.15pm to 8.15pm
GoulburnColesCorner Auburn and
Clifford Streets
Saturday 18 September
2.15pm to 3.00pm

Sunday 19 September
2.35pm to 3.25pm

Thursday 23 September
11.45am to pm
GoulburnColes Express
South Goulburn
1/3 Sowerby StreetThursday 23 September
2.45pm to 3.25pm
GoulburnBlooms Chemist304-308 Auburn Street
(This venue was
listed in NSW
Health’s update
yesterday with the incorrect address)
Monday 13 September
11.30am to 12.15pm
Source: Facebook: Southern NSW Local Health District – 7.55pm 25/09/2021

Southern NSW Local Health District have today, 24 September 2021, released the below list of exposure locations including some within Goulburn. Any person at these locations within the nominated windows is deemed to be a casual contact and you must isolate and get tested immediately until you receive a negative test result. Additional testing requirements may apply, please visit NSW Health for further information on this.

VenueLocationAddressTime
Batemans BayColesCorner Vesper Street
and Princess Highway
Tuesday 14 September
10.15am to 10.45am
Batemans BayWoolworths9/13 Clyde StreetMonday 13 September
11.30am to 12.00pm
4.00pm to 5.00pm

Tuesday 14 September
2.45pm to 3.45pm
GoulburnGoulburn
Marketplace
12-20 Verner StreetThursday 16 September
4.30pm to 4.50pm
GoulburnWoolworthsSloane StreetThursday 16 September
4.30pm to 5.30pm
Goulburn Coles
Express
Big Merino
Corner of Hume
and Sowerby Streets
Friday 17 September
2.10pm to 2.20pm
GoulburnBlooms Chemist220 Auburn StreetMonday 13 September
11.30am to 12.15pm
Source: Facebook: Southern NSW Local Health District – 11:00am 24/09/2021

Southern NSW Local Health District have confirmed the additional exposure location of:

Budget Petrol Goulburn – Common Street between 8:30 and 8:35am on Monday September 13, 2021.

Anyone who attended this venue is a casual contact and must get tested and isolate until a negative result is returned. Follow NSW Health procedure for retesting.

Southern NSW Local Health District have this evening, 13 September 2021, released the below list of exposure locations including some within Goulburn. Any person at these locations within the nominated windows is deemed to be a casual contact and you must isolate and get tested immediately until you receive a negative test result. Additional testing requirements may apply, please visit NSW Health for further information on this.

SuburbVenueAddressTimes
YassALDI193 Comur StreetThursday 9 September7.00am to 2.30pmFriday 10 September7.00am to 10.00amSaturday 11 September6.00am to 9.00am
YassWoolworthsCorner Comur and, Polding StreetThursday 9 September6.30pm to 7.15pmSunday 12 September8.30am to 9.30am
YassCaltex1715 Yass Valley WayFriday 10 September8.30am to 8.35am
YassDominoes63 Laidlaw StreetSaturday 11 September1.10pm to 1.20pm
YassMobil44 Comur StreetFriday 10 September6.15am to 6.20am
GoulburnThe Masala Mill318 Auburn StreetTuesday 7 September5.25pm to 6.00pm
GoulburnALDIUnit 9/13 Clinton StreetTuesday 7 September5.30pm to 6.30pm
GoulburnMarketplace Shopping Centre12-20 Verner StreetWednesday 8 September4.45pm to 5.30pm
GoulburnWoolworthsSloane StreetThursday 9 September4.45pm to 5.30pm
GoulburnFree Choice TobacconistGoulburn Square – 217 Auburn StreetThursday 9 September10.00am to 10.30am
GoulburnAkira Japanese Food (food court)Goulburn Square – 217 Auburn StreetThursday 9 September10.00am to 10.30am
QueanbeyanWoolworthsCorner Crawford Street and Antill Street Thursday 9 September6.40am to 6.55amFriday 10 September6.15am to 7.10am
Source: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about-us/newsroom/media-releases/new-case-and-venues-of-concern-in-south-east-nsw
Accurate as: 13/09/2021 @ 7:30pm

Following the announcement of seven new COVID-19 cases in South East NSW today, the Public Health Unit is working with a number of venues to inform close contacts of infectious cases.

Anyone who was present at one of the venues of concern, during the times listed below, is considered to be a casual contact and should get tested and isolate immediately.

Anyone who checked in to a venue of concern during the times listed, using the Service NSW QR app, will be notified by SMS from NSW Health. Contact the Public Health Unit on 1800 943 553 if you were at one of the venues during the times listed above, but have not already been contacted by SMS or phone call.

This list is current at 7:06pm, 06/09/2021 – Source Southern NSW Local Health District Facebook Page

Please visit NSW Health for a list of current exposure locations.

Current advice is:

  • If you are a close contact, you must isolate for 14 days regardless of a negative test result.
  • If you are a casual contact, you must isolate until you receive a negative test result, and, if you were at the contact place less than 4 days ago, get retested on day 5 after you were at the contact place. You do not need to isolate whilst awaiting your second test result.
  • There is currently no instruction for contacts of casual contacts to get tested and isolate.

On the 14th August, 2021, the NSW Government put all of regional NSW into ‘lock down’. The lock down restrictions follow the ‘Stay-At-Home’ instructions.

As of 26th August, 2021, this ‘lock down’ has been extended to the 10th September, 2021.

On the 9th September, 2021, the Government announced areas of regional NSW who have seen zero cases for at least 14 days will come out of lockdown, and operate under lesser restrictions. All other regional areas where a case has occurred within the 14 day window will continue in lockdown.

For information on areas and their lockdown status, please visit:
https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/lockdown-lifted-parts-of-regional-nsw


What Do Stay At Home Orders Mean For You:

The reasons you may leave your home include:

  • Shopping for food or other essential goods and services
  • Medical care or compassionate needs
  • Exercise outdoors in groups of 2 or fewer (unless they are from the same household)
  • WORK: WHERE YOU CANNOT WORK FROM HOME
  • Schools will be completed from home except for essential workers
  • MASKS MUST BE WORN WHILE INSIDE AND OUT.

That is, our works are able to continue as is with the addition of masks while working outside. Please ensure you are carrying a mask with you at all times.

As of 12th August, 2021, NSW Health has declared the Australian Capital Territory an area of concern and requires anyone who was in, or left Canberra after 12.01am on the 5th August to follow stay at home orders.

Please ensure you monitor the ACT Health website for exposure locations as the list will be added to as new cases are identified and traced.


What this means for you:

If you were in Canberra on or after the 5th and have NOT been to an exposure location listed on ACT Health’s website:
– You are to follow stay at home orders:
– You are permitted to attend work if you are unable to work from home or are an essential service (i.e., construction / haulage)
– You are permitted to undertake essential shopping i.e., groceries etc.
– You are permitted to seek medical assistance including get vaccinated
– Other than this kind of activity, you must stay at home for 14 days from the date you left Canberra.

If you HAVE been to an exposure location:
– You must IMMEDIATELY get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of a negative test result.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must get tested and isolate until returning a negative result.

The ACT Government has declared all of NSW as a COVID-19 Affected Area from 5:00pm Thursday the 12th of August. Travel restrictions apply to anyone travelling from NSW and seeking to enter the ACT, and non-ACT residents will require an approved exemption from ACT Health prior to arriving in the ACT. This restriction does not apply to the following circumstances:

  • Transiting through the ACT. For example if you are travelling through ACT for the purpose of transitioning to another NSW location without exiting your vehicle.
  • Freight and transport workers. Anyone in the ACT under this condition must ensure they wear a mask at all times, maintain social distancing where practical and do not exit your vehicle where practically possible.

https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/travel/entering-the-act/travel-directions-in-the-act/standing-exemptions-including-transiting#Transiting-through-the-ACT

The ACT Government has become aware of a positive test for COVID-19. If you have attended any of the below locations within the nominated windows, you will be deemed a close contact and must immediately get tested, and isolate for 14 days regardless of negative test result. Please visit: ACT Health for additional and evolving information.

We are aware of a positive case attending Bunnings Goulburn and KFC Marulan on Tuesday 20 July, 2021.

Anyone who attended Bunnings Goulburn between 12.30pm and 12.45pm 20 July, and KFC Marulan between 1.30pm and 1.50pm 20 July, is a close contact and must immediately isolate and get tested. Isolation must be maintained for 14 days regardless of negative test result.

Anyone who attended these sites within the windows above must call 1800 943 553 unless already contacted by NSW Health.

We are aware of a positive case attending Coles Express, 1/3 Sowerby Street, Goulburn on Friday 16 July, 2021.

Anyone who attended Coles Express between 11.30am and 12.00pm on Friday 16 July is a close contact and must immediately isolate and get tested. Isolation must be maintained for 14 days regardless of a negative test result.

Anyone who attended this site in the window must call 1800 943 553 unless already contacted by NSW Health.

We are aware a construction worker who was working at the Goulburn Hospital redevelopment has tested positive to COVID-19. This person travelled from south-west Sydney. They were infectious when at work on Friday 9th July, and was isolating from the 10th July.

The most recent updates confirm below:
Northbound BP / Hungry Jacks – Exposure Site between 5.00 and 5.30 on Saturday 10th July
Goulburn Hospital Redevelopment – Exposure Site 9th July
If you have attended either of these locations on and/or in the exposure window, please isolate until you receive a negative test result.

AT THIS STAGE THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPOSURE SITES WITHIN THE GOULBURN LGA.

Face masks MUST Be worn, whenever you are inside a non-residential premises including:

  • Office
  • Site Shed
  • Workshop
  • Client Premises (e.g., Council office, client homes, etc.)
  • In vehicles when more than one occupant
  • When working outside BUT within 2 metres of another staffer

Whilst working outside on a construction site, masks are not mandatory, Company Policy is that everyone continue wearing a face mask when working with other staff.

IF you are communicating with someone with a hearing disability or who is hard of hearing, you can temporarily remove your mask to ensure communication is effective. Once you have finished communicating with this person, your mask must be put back on.

Anyone requiring masks can seek these from their supervisor OR Tony Hedges at the SPY.

Staff are NOT able to enter into the Greater Sydney Lockdown area unless it is for the purposes of essential work; this work is defined by the Government essentially, to prevent worksites from deteriorating.

If we have engaged a third party to undertake works on our sites, and they are coming from the Greater Sydney Region, they MUST meet the exemptions currently in place:

Work on a construction site that is urgently required may be carried out, despite the ban, if it is for the following purposes:

  • to ensure the safety or security of the construction site;
  • to deal with environmental risks;
  • to maintain and ensure the integrity of critical plant, equipment or assets, including partially completed works, that would otherwise deteriorate;
  • to receive deliveries of supplies that would otherwise deteriorate;
  • to maintain public utilities;
  • to ensure the safe operation of existing transport infrastructure;
  • by or on behalf of NSW Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • because of an emergency.

The subcontractors must ensure they are getting tested every 7 days; and when not working the same rules apply to them as per Greater Sydney Lockdown.

If our third party workers are from the Fairfield and surrounding LGA’s, these workers must be tested every 3 days.

Permits to leave Greater Sydney will also be required.

Any staffer who attends a ‘hotspot area’ identified here, must IMMEDIATELY isolate, and get tested. A negative test result DOES NOT allow the staffer the resume work, isolation must be maintained for 14 days, or as per NSW Health instructions.

When a site shed is available, the 1 person per 4 square metre rule must be observed, with meal breaks being staggered to ensure maximum numbers are maintained.

Offices and Workshops must maintain the 1 person per 4 square metre rule and face masks are mandatory.

Clients who wish to enter the building are to be asked if they have been inside the Greater Sydney Lockdown Area, and if so, are NOT to enter the building, and shall make contact with the area by phone.

External parties intending to work onsite e.g., Komatsu repair personnel shall be asked if they have been to any of the Hotspots, and if so, shall not be admitted to site; if not, they are permitted to access site and complete their work whilst maintaining compliance with the above instructions.

It is imperative we continue to clean all shared surfaces as frequently as possible, e.g., fuel bowsers, shared equipment and alike. Disinfectant and sanitiser is still available at the SPY and should be used on a regular basis to minimise risk of transmission. Gloves can be utilised for shared equipment.

All sites are utilising QR Code Sign In and staff are reminded to utilise this when entering and existing site. All fixed worksites also have QR codes as well as long term / large scale hourly hire sites.

The sign in requirement includes all staff working within the office buildings.

Regardless of whether you have attended the Lockdown area or not, if you are having symptoms, you must immediately isolate, and get tested. The isolation must remain in place until you receive a negative result.

If you have been in the Lockdown area and you develop symptoms, you must isolate for 14 days and continue to be tested even if results are negative.
Symptoms Include:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue

We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page as changes arise. Please ensure you are maintaining social distancing, utilising hand sanitiser and washing hands as frequently as possible. Ensure you are cleaning frequently touched surfaces regularly, and wearing your mask to ensure nose and mouth are covered.

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