Con­struc­tion Sites to Return to Full Capac­i­ty from 27 Sep­tem­ber 2021

Con­struc­tion Sites to Return to Full Capac­i­ty from 27 Sep­tem­ber 2021 

Since 19 July 2021, NSW Con­struc­tion sites have either been shut down or faced restric­tions on the amount of per­sons eli­gi­ble to attend sites to per­form con­struc­tion relat­ed work and activ­i­ty. Cur­rent­ly, if the Con­struc­tion site is in an LGA of con­cern then the max­i­mum capac­i­ty of work­ers on site is 50% or if you are in any oth­er part of Greater Syd­ney, the 50% max­i­mum capac­i­ty applies if 1 or more per­sons on site do not com­ply with the NSW Gov­ern­ment Covid-19 Vac­ci­na­tion Requirements. 


From 27 Sep­tem­ber 2021 onwards, all con­struc­tions sites in greater Syd­ney region can now return to nor­mal, albeit with some con­di­tions to work­ers and con­struc­tion sites which we pro­vide as follows: 

Con­struc­tion Workers 

  • Con­struc­tion work­ers who do not cur­rent­ly live in an LGA of Con­cern must com­ply with the Covid-19 Vac­ci­na­tion Requirements. 
  • Con­struc­tion work­ers who cur­rent­ly reside in an LGA of con­cern must not enter or remain on a con­struc­tion site in Greater Syd­ney unless: 
    • the work­er has either had 1 dose of a Covid-19 Vac­cine at least 21 days ago or alter­na­tive, if they have had 1 dose of a Covid-19 Vac­cine less than 21 days ago they have had a Covid-19 test with­in the last 72 hours and test­ed neg­a­tive; or
    • has had 2 dos­es of a Covid-19 vac­cine; or
    • can pro­vide evi­dence of a med­ical exemp­tion and has been test­ed for Covid-19 in the past 72 hours
  • Any per­son who resides with­in an LGA of con­cern attend­ing a con­struc­tion site out­side of their LGA must also reg­is­ter for trav­el and can­not work out­side of Greater Sydney.

Con­struc­tion Sites 

  • A Covid-19 Safe­ty Plan is in place; and
  • There is no more 1 per­son per 4 square meters (m2); and 
  • All work­ers must wear a face mask if they are per­form­ing any works indoor or if per­sons are per­form­ing works out­side, they must wear a mask if they are with­in close prox­im­i­ty to anoth­er work­er; and 
  • If in a stra­ta build­ing, a work­er must wear a mask on any part of the com­mon prop­er­ty or where the work­er may come in con­tact with an occupier. 

This brings an end to heavy restric­tions on con­struc­tion works in the Greater Syd­ney Region as the NSW Gov­ern­ment looks to move NSW towards re-opening. 

If you con­tin­ue to have any queries regard­ing the works that you may be able to per­form, please do not hes­i­tate to reach out to our projects team at Swaab. 

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