NSW Covid-19 News Update

Premises can now operate under density rules of one person per four square metres indoors, and one person per two square metres outdoors. COVID Safe check-ins and proof of vaccination are required for staff and customers.

Face masks must still be worn in all indoor settings including on public transport, planes and in airports, but are no longer required in outdoor settings (except for front-of-house hospitality staff). Masks are no longer required in office buildings (unless unvaccinated).

People in regional areas are allowed to holiday in other regional parts of the state, but residents in Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Wollongong, Shellharbour and the Blue Mountains cannot travel into the regions until 1 November.

Here’s what it means for real estate across NSW.

  • Inspections – the NSW Government’s updated COVID-19 safety plan states open homes are permitted with no more than one person per four square metres indoors and one person per two square metres outdoors.
  • Auctions – in person auctions are permitted under density rules of one person per four square metres indoors and one person per two square metres outdoors.
  • The updated Public Health Order does not require agents or buyers to be fully vaccinated to attend open homes for places of residence.
  • The updated Public Health Order does not require agents or buyers to be fully vaccinated to attend open homes for places of residence.
  • Face masks must be worn in indoor areas, unless exempt.
  • People must check in using the Service NSW app.
  • Real estate agents must have hand sanitiser at key points around the venue.
  • Greater Sydney residents no longer require a permit to travel to the regions for the purpose of inspecting property.

Source: Smartline

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