The NSW Government has announced further restrictions on business and the public, given the number of infectious COVID-19 Delta strain cases in the community.
Please note that this advice is based on our understanding as of today and further clarification or new rules may be introduced at any time. We will keep our team, clients and suppliers updated.
Repairs and Maintenance
From 12.01am on Monday, 19 July 2021, all construction is to be paused as is non-urgent maintenance, including cleaning services, and repair work on residential premises.
Common property cleaning and waste management is permitted. Cleaning services inside apartments and homes is not permitted.
Construction works, repairs and non-essential maintenance to be deferred. Emergency works and essential reactive repairs are permitted, however a pause on preventative and non-essential maintenance and remedial/upgrade construction work is in place.
Bright & Duggan will continue to issue work orders as requested. However, this will be done with the understanding that only urgent and emergency repairs will be attended until at least 30 July 2021.
Access devices can still be ordered via email@example.com but cannot be collected from our offices. Our team will discuss delivery options with you.
Due to the tightened restrictions and to protect the health of the skeleton workforce on site, Strata Search personnel will not be allowed to visit our Crows Nest office.
If you have an appointment already we will be in contact with you directly to arrange an alternative method to help you assist our owners.
Our office based employees
The majority of our employees are working from home already and further members of our frontline team will also be working from home.
Our IT system is very capable of managing the additional load requirements that remote working brings and we have a very strong Business Continuity Plan in place. However, we do ask our clients and suppliers to please utilise e-mail where possible, this will assist us in providing the best service we can to everyone during this challenging time for our city.
Our onsite Building and Facilities management employees
Our wonderful on-site building managers will continue to attend to their roles at buildings. However, they will work in isolation. Please note any building managers who reside in the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool LGAs will not be able to attend work and we are working through contingencies at the moment.
Don’t forget the new mask requirements on Common Property
Masks have been compulsory on Common Property since 13 June 2021. We have posters available to help you get the message out, visit: https://bright-duggan.com.au/2021/07/10/nsw-residential-buildings-urged-to-display-covid-19-nsw-health-poster/
Overview of new restrictions
More retail premises will be required to close, southwest Sydney residents will be subject to a stricter lockdown and construction work and non-essential maintenance work must cease.
From 11.59pm on Saturday, 17 July:
Retail premises will be required to close (‘click and collect’, takeaway and home delivery can still operate), except the following can remain open:
- Supermarkets and grocery stores (including butchers, bakeries, fruit and vegetable stores, liquor stores and fishmongers);
- Stores that predominantly sell health, medical, maternity and infant supplies;
- Pharmacies and chemists;
- Petrol stations;
- Car hire;
- Banks and financial institutions;
- Hardware, nurseries and building supplies;
- Agricultural and rural supplies;
- Pet supplies;
- Post offices and newsagents; and
- Office supplies.
- In addition to the stay-at-home rules, residents of Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool LGAs cannot leave their LGA for work except for emergency services and healthcare workers (including aged and disability workers). Where those workers do need to leave their LGA for work, they are required to be tested every three days, even if they do not have symptoms;
- Anyone who leaves the home must have a mask with them at all times. They must be worn when you are working outdoors, in outdoor markets, outdoor shopping strips, and in an outdoor queues waiting for products such as coffee and food; and
- All carpooling to be stopped unless among members of the same household.
From 12.01am on Monday, 19 July:
- All construction to be paused; and
- Non-urgent maintenance, including cleaning services, and repair work on residential premises to be paused.
From 12.01am on Wednesday, 21 July:
- Employers must allow employees to work from home if the employee is able to do so, failure to do so can result in a fine of up to $10,000.
- All other restrictions currently in place across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour will remain in place.
Restrictions in regional NSW remain unchanged.
For the latest information, visit nsw.gov.au/covid-19