Confusion over change to workers able to leave home

The Lims were back in business.

It also meant that defense and national security personnel, politicians and their staff, teachers, delivery drivers and those involved in the provision or maintenance of public services such as electricity, gas, water or waste management could leave locked areas to work. People who work in warehouses and services essential for the upkeep, security and upkeep of public and recreational spaces are also exempt from the travel ban.

All workers leaving the area will still be required to take a COVID-19 test every three days. Employers who force their staff to come to work when they can work from home face fines of up to $ 10,000.

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) said on Friday that closing non-essential retail outlets in Greater Sydney ends confusion over what is considered essential purchases, but it will come at a high economic cost.

“The silver lining is that we finally have a clear definition from the NSW government on what is considered essential retail. The previous three weeks have been incredibly confusing for businesses and consumers alike, with no indication of retail closings, ”said Paul Zahra.
“We have seen situations where smaller retailers have been opened without customers with advice from the government to purchase only ‘essential’ items which are subject to interpretation.
“We now have a clear list of the types of retail businesses that can continue to open, including pharmacies, hardware stores, post offices, newsagents and office supply stores as well as supermarkets and grocery stores. “

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