We've done a quick check around the region and are hearing that some businesses are confused about if they should close their doors.
The instructions that have been published on various government websites are fairly explicit - but we think some businesses are confused about if they fall into the definition. A great example is a gift store that also operates as a cafe. Or a dance studio - is it an indoor sports centre?
We prelude this with every decision should be based on risk:
The NSW Government guide states:
The NSW Minister for Health has directed that the following must not be open to members of the public except as follows —
Mass gatherings are also banned:
If you operate a business, that isn't on the list above, and you fall under the "mass gathering" criteria - then you may continue to operate, but you might want to consider your health and safety obligations and implement a few changes:
For further suggestions to keep your business safe, visit SafeWork NSW who have prepared advice to assist persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to comply with their obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to the management of the global COVD-19 pandemic.