In an amendment to his Public Health Order, the Minister included ‘fire protection and safety’ as a reason for people to visit places of residence in Greater Sydney.


This means that routine fire protection inspection, testing & repair work can be carried out in all buildings – including sole occupancy units.


For the rule in context, the relevant subclause of the updated Public Health (COVID-19 Temporary Movement and Gathering Restrictions) Order 2021 is 22A (4B)(b)(ii). This rule is now in force.


The amendment follows on from the Government’s move to include ‘fire protection and safety’ as authorised work for practitioners living in the Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, and Liverpool local government areas, allowing them to leave the region for work purposes.


Update 28/07/2021: Extension of the lockdown to 28th August 2021 has also included 3 additional LGA’s Parramatta, Georges River, & Campbelltown.