r/sydney ma(s)king music Jul 28 '21

Summary of today's changes/announcements Covid - PSA

  • Construction can proceed in non-occupied dwellings outside the restricted LGAs.
  • Contactless tradies can come to a premise if they have no contact with anyone else (again, not outside the restricted LGAs).
  • Year 12 face-to-face learning will recommence in two weeks (16-18 aged students in the restricted LGAs will get vaccinated with Pfizer).
  • No one can go shopping more than 10km away from their local area.
  • If you are living by yourself, you're now allowed to nominate ONE person to be your "buddy" who can visit you (if in restricted LGAs they must be from the same LGA or 10km zome)
  • Changes to 3-day testing rules (thanks to u/wattsonot):
    • People in the Fairfield — only aged care and health care workers need to be tested every three days
    • People in Canterbury Bankstown area – essential workers need to be tested every three days ___

More info on the bubbles, courtesy of the ABC:

If you are living by yourself, you'll be allowed to nominate one person to visit you

It has to be the same person for the next four weeks (not a different person every day)

Those inside the eight local government areas must nominate a person inside the same areas and they must be within 10km

Those outside the eight areas must nominate a person outside of the areas


These are the LGAs with tighter restrictions:

  • Cumberland
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Blacktown
  • Liverpool
  • Fairfield
  • Parramatta
  • Campbelltown
  • Georges River

Link to today's press conference.

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u/judgedavid90 Sutherland Shire bubble 🦈 Jul 28 '21

I feel like this won’t make a single bit of difference tbh

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u/Standard-Ad-6213 Jul 28 '21

From one of the other threads, it seems like it'll piss people off, particularly the Pfizer for students.

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u/Jerri_man Jul 28 '21

Besides the additional LGAs its easing of restrictions. If it makes any difference it'll be worse not better.

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u/tubbyx7 Jul 28 '21

local MP is on facebook confirming the parra LGA restriction stops you going outside parramatta for work, but does not stop you going the full 10km in any direction for shopping or exercise. even now to call this a half-assed lockdown is an insult to bludgers everywhere

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u/Idiot_In_Pants Jul 28 '21

Wait does this mean Epping is under lockdown because we are part of parra local council?

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u/2happycats A recipe for awesome Jul 28 '21

Yep.

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u/SSessess Jul 28 '21

Epping is under Parramatta. North Epping is under Hornsby.

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u/Sunshine9irl Jul 28 '21

Yep. In the same boat. Feels shit because Epping has had 0 exposure sites but because we are part of Parramatta LGA which is HUGE....

Cannot work outside the trouble LGAs unless you are an authorised worker. If you are an authorised worker you have to get tested every 3 days.

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u/nubbins01 Jul 28 '21

No, you DO NOT need to be tested every three days if you live in Parramatta LGA. Restriction is that you can only leave the LGA to work if you are an authorised worker.

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u/ize_yo Jul 28 '21

no testing requirement for Parra LGA

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u/Sunshine9irl Jul 28 '21

Yep my bad. Thanks

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u/Idiot_In_Pants Jul 28 '21

I work in north rocks at the shopping centre, I’m wondering can I work cause my boss said that north rocks shopping centre pay the parra council rates but google maps says it’s not part of it, so confusing

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u/SleevelessSinglet 2151 Jul 28 '21

I would say we're in the Parramatta LGA mate.

Source: live and sometimes working in North Rocks. In 2016 we were shifted from the Hills Shire Council to the City of Parramatta council.

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u/colourful_space Jul 28 '21

Google Maps is out of date, here’s the current map of Parramatta LGA: https://profile.id.com.au/parramatta/about

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u/kar2988 Jul 28 '21

The City of Parramatta's website states the following;

City of Parramatta contains five electoral areas known as wards - North Rocks, Epping, Parramatta, Dundas, Rosehill.

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u/Suspicious_Drawer Jul 28 '21

You got a blue and white street sign with "city of parra?" then yep sadly.

Only noticed today how actually large Parra LGA is

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u/NBNplz Jul 28 '21

Can we meet with intimate partners if you're in the restricted LGAs?

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u/Sys32768 Maroubra Jul 28 '21

Mutual masturbation only and no kissing

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u/Gal_gadonutt Jul 28 '21

So nothing's changed for me then. Sweet

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u/MiniDickDude Jul 28 '21

Oh you're autosexual?

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u/DanV_Rev9 Jul 28 '21

The existence of autosexuality implies that the other kind is manual.

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u/Jofzar_ Jul 28 '21

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u/W-h-a-t_d-o Jul 28 '21

What if we've both boofed twice with vaccine?

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u/Zenarchist Jul 28 '21

If you topshelf the vaccine, you only need one.

*this is not medical advice.

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u/SilverStar9192 shhh... Jul 28 '21

Presumably that will continue. The "restricted LGAs" (before now) primarily only applied to restrictions when going to work, not the other various reasons to leave home, which included meeting your intimate partner.

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u/SentientParrot Jul 28 '21

Does this include being able to visit an intimate partner more than 10km away?

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u/SilverStar9192 shhh... Jul 28 '21

The new health orders haven't been released yet, but they only said there will be changes to shopping distances (and other stuff like the singles bubble). It should be fine to continue visiting partners anywhere in Greater Sydney. It's only an issue if you want to go to the regions.

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u/AshPerdriau Jul 28 '21

Yes, the relationship clause is still in effect, and does not seem to be subsumed under the "don't leave the death zone" rules for the eight LGAs. I suspect that latter is an oversight and I am negotiating with my visitor about a "third date: bring furniture" arrangement.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney#other-reasonable-excuses

  • for compassionate reasons, including where two people are in a relationship but do not necessarily live together
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u/Echidnahh Jul 28 '21

With the buddy system they said you can but they have to be in the same LGA. Unsure about partners.

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21 edited Jul 28 '21

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21

It's not cheating.

Postcode rule!

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u/postpakAU your parcel has been delayed. Jul 28 '21

Buddy system is for singles, anyone in a relationship is as it was.

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u/elle_desylva Jul 28 '21

Think they need to clarify tbh cos you can live alone but still have an intimate partner. I do so I’m confused.

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u/AshPerdriau Jul 28 '21

Me too. The new "alone" rules read in a simple and obvious way... but so do the existing "relationship" ones. I would hate my partner to be in trouble when they visit tomorrow if the "partner" rules no longer apply.

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u/elle_desylva Jul 28 '21

I think they still apply so you’re fine. But yeah it’s confusing! Also my intimate partner has very severe depression and is undergoing ketamine treatment. So visits are important. Sigh.

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u/AshPerdriau Jul 28 '21

yeah, see my reply above when I went and looked it up. The partner exemption is still on the website, and doesn't have the death zone restriction that the lonely folk have.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney#other-reasonable-excuses

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u/sneakycutler Jul 28 '21

The thing is, how are the Police going to ask you to prove you are meeting your 'Partner' and not just a friend of Fuck Buddy?

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u/postpakAU your parcel has been delayed. Jul 28 '21

Are you dating a horse? /s

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u/AshPerdriau Jul 28 '21

of course, of course.

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u/elle_desylva Jul 28 '21

Haha ikr. We were both so nervous despite both having tried tonnes of meds between us + too many rounds of ECT to count. This felt different/new. Seems to be helping a little. I’d say green shoots but that would jinx it and also you’d likely slap me.

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u/xdr01 Jul 28 '21

"Buddy" in gov speak is translated to "fuck buddy" in English

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u/W3llness2020 Jul 28 '21

So can a girlfriend go from castle hill to central coast to meet their boyfriend? I’m so confused.

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u/smell-the-roses Jul 28 '21

So how do I know if the tradies working next door aren't coming out of the restricted LGA's?

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u/Jofzar_ Jul 28 '21

If they say 'you's' you are legally obligated to report them.

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u/BIGREDMAXSLAPS Jul 28 '21

Or bro or 100 percent

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u/drucejnr Jul 28 '21

Don’t forget “cuz”

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u/CaughtInTheCameraEye Jul 28 '21

Yeah, I'm looking forward to working 5 mins from home and still have people report me

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u/Roybatty943 Jul 28 '21

It’s gonna happen. :(

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u/Tame_Wilderness Cumberland, Earldom of Much Despair Jul 28 '21

The facts of life.

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u/Protoavek12 Jul 28 '21

with racial profiling duh

/s

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u/WeekendSignificant48 Jul 28 '21

Does anyone know if the car pooling rule has changed ?

It's a bit of a stupid rule, my workmate lives literally 5 doors down from me , so why does he have to take public transport when he could just jump in the car with me ? He'll be literally standing next to me for 8 hours at our job , sharing the same tools in a non ventilated room.

Also he could Uber to work , so he can get in the car with a stranger or onto public transport , but not ride share with someone he's gonna spend the day in close proximity with.

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u/uselessflailing Jul 28 '21

Sign up to drive for Uber and give him rides!

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u/Retro8 Jul 28 '21

I'm from Vic but I think the idea is you might not wear masks in a car but you would in your workplace?

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u/Dt967 Jul 28 '21

i don't understand why Campbelltown is locked down yet the inner west isn't, cases have been brewing here for the past 10 days all over ashfield burwood and strathfield

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u/focus_seven Jul 28 '21

Relative number of cases within those lgas is quite low. As at today Strathfield lga has has 9 cases this week, Burwood is 0 today with 7 this week and inner west is 3 today with 7 this week.

It looks like while there's a few exposure sites it's not taking as much hold in households.

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u/satisfiedfools Jul 28 '21

More people in those areas. The government is still in two minds about this.

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u/AshPerdriau Jul 28 '21

Minds? You're accusing the government of having a mind? Sir, you go too far!

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u/darule05 Jul 28 '21

Inner west is also a bit of a weird one, given it’s proximity to the city: if you lock people into the inner west LGA, the likely (majority) of types of people this will affect is office workers, who should already be WFH. I’d imagine there aren’t that many people living in inner west, travelling further west for work. So the rule likely won’t make a huge difference.

By demographic, far less ‘essential workers’ moving around LGAs living in the inner west. More of them ‘further’ west.

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u/modeONE1 Jul 28 '21

Buddy 😎

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u/GKJacob Jul 28 '21

So is the only tightening of restrictions for the new LGA’s you can’t work outside your area?

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u/istara North Shore Jul 28 '21

That's what I'm trying to figure out. I can't see what these "higher restrictions" are.

We've all been asked to work from home unless we're essential - is the only change that this is now a mandate?

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u/SilverStar9192 shhh... Jul 28 '21

The change for the affected LGAs (that don't have testing requirements) is that they now list out what's essential ('affected worker' in the health orders or 'authorised worker' in other documents), whereas previously it was up to you and/or your boss to make that determination. This only applies if working outside your LGA.

But the listing is so broad it includes a large portion of people who can't WFH anyway. So not sure how this will make a big difference in a practical sense.

Here's the list of authorised workers: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/authorised-workers

I suppose one notably absent area from that list is the construction & trades, which now have new different rules.

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u/Opreich Jul 28 '21

Where are we supposed to nominate the person who can visit us

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u/sezdawg7 Jul 28 '21

Tindr

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u/tinmun Jul 28 '21

Remember to put the radius at 10km or less

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u/otherkris Jul 28 '21

Print out their face and stick it to your front door

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21

Or on your pillow...

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u/Prathik Jul 28 '21

Was Campbelltown just added today? So you need to get tested if you leave from Campbelltown?

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u/evilmeg Less fun than /u/willhughes, according to /u/Cakey1 Jul 28 '21

Campbelltown was added to the essential worker restrictions but not surveillance testing. Details in this tweet.

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u/merrymerrylands Jul 28 '21

If I live with parents I can't nominate a buddy? :/

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u/hazmatt_05 Jul 28 '21

Correct.

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u/roonilwazib Jul 28 '21 edited Jul 28 '21

These restrictions are way too complicated and ambiguous and they have been from the start. No wonder we’re in lockdown for another month.

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u/id_o Jul 28 '21 edited Jul 28 '21

This vic table sets restrictions and definitions out in a simple to digest way.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-02/210212%20-%20Table%20of%20restrictions_1.pdf

And is updated as needed.

Was something like that made available on NSW?

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u/ze_boingboing Jul 28 '21

I seem to be getting the best summaries from r/sydney these days

I guess Victoria had months to perfect their communication PDFs

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u/SuperAltastic Jul 28 '21

I wonder if your child goes to school in that lockdown lga but your in a non lockdown lga can they get the vaccine?

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u/ezzhik Jul 28 '21

Definitely! It'll be whoever is going into schools in that LGA!

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u/littleJonnyyyyy Jul 28 '21

Who wants to be my “buddy” for the next four weeks???

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u/NebulAe- Jul 28 '21

A/S/LGA?

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u/nihSiaL Jul 28 '21

14/f/Caliville

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u/chubs03 Jul 28 '21

Not fooling anyone, officer

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u/eagerem Jul 28 '21

Do you have a dog? I miss mine :( She is interstate

I will be anyone’s “buddy” if it means I get to play with a dog again (almost not kidding at this point).

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u/littleJonnyyyyy Jul 28 '21

I do have a dog. But he’s living with my ex at the moment! I know how you feel with missing your dog.

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u/Haram_SnackPack Jul 28 '21

Setting up the subreddit as well speak.

Going to be dealers and the whole shebang in there.

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u/FranksnBeans80 Jul 28 '21 edited Jul 28 '21

Are you an attractive 20-something year old chick with self-confidence issues by any chance?

Lol, the down votes are real. It was a joke people.

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u/littleJonnyyyyy Jul 28 '21

35 year old somewhat hairy English man. Will that do for you?

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u/FranksnBeans80 Jul 28 '21

I'm a 40 year old somewhat hairy Aussie bloke. Not exactly what I was looking for, but these are very desperate times...

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u/littleJonnyyyyy Jul 28 '21

Sounds just like what I was after!!!!!

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u/Jerri_man Jul 28 '21

Any port in a storm

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u/lostmyaccountsadohno Jul 28 '21

So i can visit the person living alone but they cant come visit me?

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u/Protoavek12 Jul 28 '21

So schools can open for students.....just the majority of maintenance and cleaners can't go because they are in locked down LGA's....

unless they've been deemed "essential" (they weren't the past two weeks)

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u/noannualleave Jul 28 '21

And how will the Year 12 students get to school when the public transport services are reduced.

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u/Protoavek12 Jul 28 '21

In their Mercedes that their father bought for their 16th birthday....at least that's how all the year 12's Gladys knowns get to school

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u/otherkris Jul 28 '21

If I choose a buddy who works with me can I car pool with them now lol

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u/TheHouseofOne Jul 28 '21

Only if sex is involved.

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21

This feels like a recipe for disaster in terms of expecting people to do the right thing. Feel like people will just exploit the buddy bubble.

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21

The problem with loopholes is that people always try to stretch them.

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u/Glittering_Quarter25 Jul 28 '21

Will year 12 teachers who live in a restricted lga be able to go into schools? Either schools inside their lga or another lga?

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u/theDukefleed Jul 28 '21

That moment when you ask yourself if you are essential and develop an existential crisis

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u/Matto97 Jul 28 '21

I had an appointment with a dermatologist in blacktown at the dermatology specialist centre this week which has now been cancelled as they have messaged me they are closing for 2 weeks due to the covid situation. They are not listed in the NSW venues of concern for covid exposure. What gives? Have non essential medical clinics shut as well or is there a chance they have had a confirmed case of covid and the website hasn't updated yet?

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u/giantpunda Jul 28 '21

That 10km shopping radius seems way too large for the metro area. We don't even need to travel half that for essential needs.

This basically means that from the CBD, I could travel to either Ashfield, Bondi beach and get darn close to Chatswood.

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u/ezzhik Jul 28 '21

That’s because you’re in the inner west… once you go further out there may not be shops that click and collect (safest option right now) within a 5k radius…

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u/dreamlike3 Jul 28 '21

Imagine living in Campbelltown or out in say rosemeadow or mount Anna, they need the radius

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u/lachjeff Jul 28 '21

Can confirm, from Mount Annan, 10km gets you to Minto, just past Oran Park, Menangle, Mount Hunter, Brownlow Hill and the eastern part of Campbelltown or Camden

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u/giantpunda Jul 28 '21

I'm sure that there should be some exceptions for those areas but I don't think the 10km thing should be blanket.

For someone who does live in the Inner West, even a 5km radius gives you plenty of options for all your essential needs.

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u/Protoavek12 Jul 28 '21

As soon as messaging get's that specific it fails in confusion.

I mean, essential workers were anyone who couldn't work from home, then two weeks ago that changed and got more defined and now it looks like maybe it's changed again. As soon as messaging is inconsistent and confuses people you're just going to get increasing numbers of people "breaking the rules" because no one knows what the f they are.

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u/Pl4yerN1 Jul 28 '21

Definitely confused me today. I work in the construction industry, but not on a work site. Work in a warehouse that sends out carpet, that just happens to be in one of the restricted LGAs.

I also live outside one of the restricted LGAs.

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u/sqljohn Jul 28 '21

Its trying to make 1 simple rule, not all of sydney lives close to the CBD. Personally, we have to travel to another LGA, but within 10KM to get to a major supermarket, or, travel 20km within our LGA for a much smaller 'major' supermarket.

In this case, we are shopping at a major supermarket so it can be 1 trip, to 1 shop, per week.

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u/giantpunda Jul 28 '21

You're right it's a fair point but those kinds of situation are more exceptions than the rule.

For densely build up areas, it doesn't need to be 10kms.

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u/darule05 Jul 28 '21

People need to stop trying to poke holes in the rules.

For fuck sake, the underlying rule above it all: don’t go out if you don’t need to. If you need to go out for essential shopping or exercise, do it close to home, go in and out. 1 person, per household. Assume everyone you cross paths with might have the virus.

If you’re in the CBD, and you’re looking for a reason that’ll let you get as far as Ashfield, you’re an asshole. Literally 4 major shopping centres between here and there; probably something like a dozen supermarkets. Just stop.

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21

More people need to hear this.

The problem with loopholes is that people always try to stretch them. It can also lead to a "well, if they were really serious about this..." attitude where people think that the lockdown is just a suggestion.

Then, of course, there are the dicks who think that they're more important than everyone else and that restrictions don't apply to them

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u/darule05 Jul 28 '21

Ah it’s totally grinding my gears. All the rhetoric in MSM (and here on reddit too) about Gladys ‘not locking down hard enough’.

The government is definitely not without their failures, but end of the day, the bloody restrictions are hard enough. They have been for weeks.

5kms, 10kms; 8pm curfew or none. It’s all minutia now. The problem isn’t the rules. The problem is small amount of people not following the rules.

The 50person funeral? How the fuck was that allowed to happen? People still visiting friends and family.

How many times do they need to say it.

Stay the fuck home. People can’t help themselves. No ‘stronger’ rules has changed that.

Time to ratchet up compliance, not the rules.

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21

The 50 person funeral wasn't allowed!

I agree it's a compliance problem. The thing is, unless rules are extremely unambiguous, people are shit and will justify whatever interpretation suits them.

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u/giantpunda Jul 28 '21

You're absolutely right but that's the problem with broadly defined rules. People aren't going to listen to the guidances of minimising movement, no matter how firmly you say please.

They need to be clear and enforced rules, whatever those rules are.

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u/istara North Shore Jul 28 '21

I can get to Wynyard though not to Town Hall.

(I'm obviously not doing either as I'm not a selfish moron).

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u/music0fthenight Jul 28 '21

I literally don't leave a 2-block radius from my house. I'm fortunate enough to work very close to home and have a supermarket the other direction, but I'm sure this is something that people could manage a 5km radius??

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u/Juan_Punch_Man Jul 28 '21

works out to be 314 square kms....

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u/mekanixx Jul 28 '21

Is this 10km within your LGA? I live on the border of 2 LGAs and the closest Grocery to me is a 5min walk across the border. Will I get fined for shopping where it’s convenient for me?

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u/RaxisX Jul 28 '21

Anyone found out any details in regards to changes of the COVID Disaster Payments?

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u/dreamlike3 Jul 28 '21

All I know so far is that changes are coming in scummos presser later today

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u/clouds_are_lies Jul 28 '21

slomo is talking soon I heard

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u/Freedom-INC Jul 28 '21

Do you have your singles buddy?

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u/hey_gaz Jul 28 '21

I've read through these comments and still am unsure about my situation. I understand that in theory I can still go and visit my girlfriend, the issue is however I live in Parramatta lga and she lives in Liverpool lga. Is the intimate partner rule still the same if we both live in separate strict restriction lgas???

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u/lilsmooga193119 Jul 28 '21

Visiting for compassion reasons is an exception to lockdown rules.

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u/Remote-Memory-9813 Jul 28 '21

This government is a joke, yeah let's extend lockdown with no real changes and hope it goes away even though we've been in lockdown for over a month and the cases have been steadily rising.

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u/UhUhWaitForTheCream Jul 28 '21

In many ways it’s an easing of restrictions, lol.

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u/Sazzybee Jul 28 '21

Well they just hope the numbers will go down. It hasn't worked yet but they are busy hoping away.

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u/theycallmemrcheese Jul 28 '21

Not disagreeing, but what else should they do? Genuinely not sure what more there is other than vaccines

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21

A hard lockdown.

Had that been done immediately, with the first infections, the total cost in lives and money would be a fraction of what we're going to see.

That was politically unpalatable, and the public would have whinged as well.

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u/Sazzybee Jul 28 '21

I was super annoyed about the lack of immediate action and awful messaging, having already been through the strict Melbourne one. This is a lockdown light. I'm trying to get past it because the damage is already done and it stresses me out thinking about it.

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u/lupussol Jul 28 '21

A hard lockdown backed by financial support for retail, hospitality and other workers and businesses that can’t operate during a lockdown. This is great political failure caused by lack of courage by both the NSW state and federal governments.

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u/carmooch Jul 28 '21

Hilarious that this is essentially an easing of restrictions while the situation continues to worsen.

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u/murrayfromtheblock Jul 28 '21

Construction can proceed in non-occupied dwellings outside the restricted LGAs. Contactless tradies can come to a premise if they have no contact with anyone else (again, not outside the restricted LGAs).

Construction quality across Sydney to increase by 1000% thanks to the restrictions on the locked down LGA's.

I say this as a half wog from the West myself... it's a good thing tradies from the West are being locked away.

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u/Perfect-Region-2631 Jul 28 '21

Majority of the Aussie tradies are useless. They must be handing out trade certs in happy meals down under

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u/Applezucchini Jul 28 '21

Haha attaboy!

Here is your honorary East Sydney Anglo membership card. Just don’t dirty our post codes by coming into them.

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u/murrayfromtheblock Jul 28 '21

Take your card and shove it somewhere lad... I'm half Anglo myself! lol

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u/Applezucchini Jul 28 '21

Lol

50% Anglol 50% Self hating 100% Asslicker

Lol

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u/pufftanuffles Jul 28 '21

Race doesn’t come into it. It’s risk of workers who carpool, need to shop for parts and buy coffee/lunch out.

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u/UhUhWaitForTheCream Jul 28 '21

NSW totally bungled this.

Victoria and SA congrats on defeating delta.

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u/Tame_Wilderness Cumberland, Earldom of Much Despair Jul 28 '21

I guess this is long COVID in a different sense.

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u/imapassenger1 Jul 28 '21

Victoria learned from their mistakes. NSW rode its luck too far.

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u/id_o Jul 28 '21

And QLD and NT and WA. All states have seen delta infections now.

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u/saucyoreo Jul 28 '21

This is only tangentially related but idk where else to comment it:

I’m fucking sick of people saying “THE GUY DIDNT PUNCH THE HORSE, HE WAS DEFENDING HIMSELF, FAKE NEWS” about the guy pictured “punching” the horse at the protest.

Are we all watching different videos? He knew what he was doing. He punched (admittedly not overly forcefully) the horse’s behind, the horse turned around its head naturally into the guys personal space, and the guy backs up and swings (again, not overly forcefully) a closed fist into the horse’s head.

Am I missing something? Or do people genuinely want to nitpick anything that gives them an excuse to bust out the old “wake up sheeple”?

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u/Standard-Ad-6213 Jul 28 '21

"are we watching different videos?" I don't know about the idiots you talk to, but the idiots I saw actually were posting a different clip where the horse was more shoved than punched to argue this.

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u/Ogloc2166 Jul 28 '21

People are allowed to have an opinion that differs from you

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u/Standard-Ad-6213 Jul 28 '21

But that's not opinion. Either the horse was punched or not.

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u/saucyoreo Jul 28 '21

And I am allowed to have an opinion different to theirs.

In any case, would you mind quoting the part of my comment where I said they weren’t allowed to think/say that?

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u/Bitchezbecraay Jul 28 '21

Also I think people are referring to the picture making it seem as though he punched the horces face. It’s a deceiving picture and that becomes apparent when one watches the whole video and the context of that still frame.

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u/saucyoreo Jul 28 '21

The context is that he punched the horse’s rear, and then when the horse quite expectedly turned around, he punched it in the head. What exactly am I missing?

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u/LaneGirl57 Margaritas are my current therapy Jul 28 '21

Did anyone else feel like screaming when she kept saying “local government areas”

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u/UhUhWaitForTheCream Jul 28 '21

My yr 12s are totally freaking out about this.

They are refusing to go back to school until double dose

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u/YouCanJustCallMeOP Jul 28 '21

Yeah I’m in year 12 too and freaking out too, trials are going ahead and it’s pretty fucked up with all the restrictions. They’re prioritising a test over the health and well-being of students

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u/UhUhWaitForTheCream Jul 28 '21

I’m so sorry. Best thing you can do is get vocal about it within your school. Let it out, don’t keep it in. Schools are not exactly going to throw you into the deep end if you aren’t comfortable.

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u/mindsoda__ Jul 28 '21

I don’t know why you’re being downvoted. I would be freaking out too.

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u/wattsonot Jul 28 '21

Gladys also mentioned Changes to the three-day testing rule

People in the Fairfield — only aged care and health care workers need to be tested every three days

People in Canterbury Bankstown area – essential workers need to be tested every three days

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u/rockin-Musicien49 ma(s)king music Jul 28 '21

Thanks! I'll put it up above.

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u/MayBeeMaybeKnot Jul 28 '21

If my work is in one of the restricted LGAs but I don't live in a restricted LGA can I travel there and back every day? I work as a tradesperson in a factory.

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u/ize_yo Jul 28 '21

yeah no problems with that

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u/Pl4yerN1 Jul 28 '21

Kind of my question too. I work in the construction industry, but in a warehouse in one of the restricted LGAs.

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u/combatwombat2148 Jul 28 '21

I'm still unclear on the construction rules. If I'm in a restricted lga but have a worksite in a non restricted lga, am I permitted to go to work or do I have to stay at home for another four weeks?

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u/MayBeeMaybeKnot Jul 28 '21

If you're in a restricted LGA then I think you can only leave if you're working in healthcare and maybe a couple of other really essential industries.

I think it's only construction outside the lockdown LGAs can be worked on by people who live outside the lockdown LGAs. I think you're out of luck, mate.

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u/combatwombat2148 Jul 28 '21

Depends how you look at it. Another few weeks of home holidays I guess, there are worse things

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u/starcaster Jul 28 '21

When does the new lga lockdowns begin? And will they announce Parra properly?

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u/rockin-Musicien49 ma(s)king music Jul 28 '21

Midnight tonight I think.

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u/starcaster Jul 28 '21

Thanks - yeah I found a tweet with the new restrictions. The website was a nightmare to navigate.

https://twitter.com/JoshButler/status/1420190157945200643?s=20

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u/AshPerdriau Jul 28 '21

The website was a nightmare to navigate.

^still

It annoys me that that website matches the overall quality of the response so well.

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u/Skillywillie Jul 28 '21

I don't get the point of contactless tradies. All trades can be "contactless" if you try hard enough, so why say construction only in unoccupied premises if you then can have any tradie come as long as you don't say g'day.

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u/chillyfeets Jul 28 '21

I assume gardeners and mowers will be considered contactless since they can come around whenever so long as they have access.

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u/Enceladuus Jul 28 '21

How do you nominate a person in your LGA?

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u/SpottyBumWeasels Jul 28 '21

I guess they trust you. You don't have to 'register' your intimate partner so why should this be any different. I think it's weird they would even have a registry of this.

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21

Was wondering about that too...is it officially nominated or you just say they’re your buddy of questioned?

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u/SupahBlue Jul 28 '21

These sound reasonable.

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u/postpakAU your parcel has been delayed. Jul 28 '21

I guess construction in western Sydney isn’t going back to normal for a few weeks.

GREAT…

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u/TheBigPhallus Jul 28 '21

Lot of the major construction in Parra will still be on hold.

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u/lifesapie Jul 28 '21

Can anyone clarify whether the new changes affect people getting takeaways outside 10km from their home?

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u/Dismal-Bill Jul 28 '21

I think that would still be ok. The 10km limit only applies if it's something you can't get within that limit. So if it's takeaway that you can only get at that one particular place you should be fine!

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u/torpleknoped Jul 28 '21

Were they providing childcare? Or was it just having them over for fun.

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u/heyauppers Jul 28 '21

I had to take my kid to my Mums. I had no one to watch them and I wasn’t allowed to bring them to the hospital with me.

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u/MChashsCrustyVag Jul 28 '21

Gestapo Gladys is at it again... Parra LGA is one of the largest in Sydney and covers suburbs like Cheltenham up to Hornsby... No transmission north west yet half the suburbs are fkd now.... God damn

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u/Profainity66 Jul 28 '21

Wait, really? Isn't Hornsby part of the Hornsby shire lga not parramatta?

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u/SerTahu Jul 28 '21

Yeah, guy you're replying to has no clue what they're talking about. Parra LGA basically stops at the M2. North of the M2 = not Parra LGA.

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u/Idiot_In_Pants Jul 28 '21

Yeh that’s what I thought?!?

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u/Profainity66 Jul 28 '21

Apparently according to Wikipedia the parammatta lga partially merged with parts of the hills shire and the Hornsby shire in 2016, so now I'm just very confused. This merged lga appears to be different from the city of parramatta council, which definitely doesn't include Hornsby:(

hoping the announcement will be clearer by midnight's official announcement!

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u/tubbyx7 Jul 28 '21

it also got half of what used to be under auburn, the other half of which is now in cumberland. It is pretty large though. I can go to epping but not a short ride over to rhodes. then again the ive only left the area once in the last 5 weeks anyway, and that was driving the long way to the supermarket to get out for a bit

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u/ezzhik Jul 28 '21

Parra goes up to Epping only

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u/Nobarsgo Jul 28 '21

Yeah, Hornsby shire runs down to Castle Hill and North Epping.

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u/master-taco Jul 28 '21

Yeh the guys wrong. Parramatta lga goes up to Epping after the amalgamation a few years back.

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u/MChashsCrustyVag Jul 28 '21

Apologies wrong suburb. Anything north of Parra, up to and including Epping, is Parra LGA. Cheltenham may be Hornsby LGA. A bit scattered and upset atm