NSW HEALTH ORDER - PERMITS AVAILABLE, LEGAL OBLIGATIONS & CONTINUED ADVOCACY

Thursday, August 26, 2021
EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) joined the Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) today in hosting a webinar on legal obligations to comply with the current NSW Health Orders,.

Delivered by Alexander Millman (Senior Associate - Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety) and Harold Downes (Partner - Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety) Mills Oakley, the webinar delivered practical guidance to business executives and individuals. 

Members can access the recording by registering HERE.

PERMITS

As outlined during the webinar, from 12:01am, Saturday 28 August 2021, permits will be required for: This permit is now live on the Service NSW webpage: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-your-travel-within-nsw
 
COMPLIANCE


To reiterate, from 12.01am on Monday 30 August an Authorised Worker must not leave their Area of Concern for work unless they:
  • have had at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine; OR
  • have been issued with a medical contraindication certificate; OR
  • tested under a Rapid Antigen Testing program in accordance with a system approved by the Chief Health Officer.
ADVOCACY

FTA, APSA and the CTAA are continuing advocacy via Transport for NSW and NSW Ministers Constance (Transport and Roads) and Toole (Regional Transport and Roads) calling for an urgent modification of existing Health Orders with an interim measure to allow authorised workers from an area of concern to continue working if they undergo a COVID-19 test within prescribed periods.

We have also received advice from Transport for NSW that further updates will be provided about Rapid Antigen Testing for Authorised Workers in Areas of Concern, and on the registration form to travel from Greater Sydney to regional NSW.
 
Further updates will be posted at www.ftalliance.com.au/corona-virus-updates

Paul Zalai - Director FTA | Secretariat APSA | Director GSF