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Penalties apply for breaching the Public Health Order or providing false or misleading information. You may be liable for a fine of up to $22,000 or up to 2 years in prison.

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The nsw service work permit application form was uploaded to the health department website on Monday night and can be found here.

How to Apply for Work Permit NSW

The same measure was in place last year during the state’s Stage 4 lockdown.

Penalties of up to $21,808 for individuals and $109,044 for businesses will apply to employers who issue worker permits to employees who do not meet the requirements of the worker permit scheme.

There are also an on-the-spot fines of up to $1817 for those who do not carry their permit to travel with them.

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What is required from employers?

  • Name, ABN, company address and trading name
  • The name and date of birth of the employee
  • The employee’s regular hours and place of work
  • To meet all eligibility criteria, including that the business is a permitted activity
  • To meet all relevant legal obligations
  • To have a COVID-19 safe plan in place
  • To authorise a person or people to issue the worker permit.

How to get a Permit from service NSW

To apply, employers must fill out the template from the government website and have it signed by an authorised person (ie. The CEO, a HR manager, an operations manager).

Service NSW work permit application form

Essential workers in Melbourne include emergency interstate premier facility services, healthcare workers, rideshare drivers, supermarket workers and media services.

A full list of who qualifies as an authorised worker can be found here.

How to get work permit from service NSW

Each employee required on site must receive an individual worker permit with the required details, How to issue a worker permit and Permit for work in an area of concern.

How to get permit from Service NSW

Workplaces in Victoria must not permit workers to undertake work at the workplace unless it an authorised provider or service, or workers are authorised (visit this page to see a list of authorised providers and workers)

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Employers that require their staff to attend a work site must issue a worker permit to their employees – this is the employer’s responsibility. Advice on how to access the authorised worker permit nsw is provided below.

The permit also allows parents and guardians to access childcare, kindergarten and early education centres. Conditions apply, and more information is available below.

Penalties of up to $21,808 (for individuals) and $109,044 (for businesses) will apply to employers who issue worker permits to authorised employees who do not meet the requirements of the worker permit scheme or who otherwise breach the scheme requirements.

There will also be on-the-spot fines of up to $1,817 (for individuals) and up to $10,904 (for businesses) for anyone who breaches the scheme requirements. This includes employers and employees who do not carry their worker permit when travelling to and from work.

NSW Work Permit Application Form

Download the service nsw permit to work

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Authorised Provider and Authorised Worker Permit(DOCX)

Authorised Provider and Authorised Worker Permit(PDF)

NSW service Work permit For employees attending work premises, employers can issue a worker permit to their employee if:

In rare circumstances an employee does not need a worker permit. This includes:

  • if an employee is at risk at home, such as at risk of family violence
  • law enforcement, emergency services or health care workers who carry employer-issued photographic identification, which clearly identifies the employer. The list of these exceptions is below.

An employee must not use a worker permit and must not attend work, even if they have been issued a permit, if:

  • they test positive to COVID-19 and are required to self-isolate
  • they are a close contact of someone who has tested positive and are required to self-isolate

Read Also How to Register Single Bubble

NSW School Return

Accessing childcare

Childcare, kindergarten and early childhood services are open only for vulnerable children, or the children of authorised workers if they cannot work from home or if no supervision is available at home.

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From 11:59pm on 23 August, authorised workers can access childcare, kindergarten and early childhood services (and take a child to a centre) if:

  • at least one parent/guardian is authorised to work and has a valid authorised worker permit, and is working either at home or on site, and
  • they cannot make alternative supervision arrangements

An authorised worker who is required to work shift work (e.g. overnight shift at a hospital) can send a child to childcare or an early childhood service outside their working hours so they can rest.

Your worker permit or ID issued by your employer must be shown to childcare, kindergarten, and education centres.

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To obtain the permit, download the form above. The permit must be valid and certified by an employer.

Parents and carers of vulnerable children can also access childcare, kindergarten and early education centres. A permit is not required for this.

In-home childcare is permitted for children of authorised workers or vulnerable children and a permit is not required for this.

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(Note: If you are an authorised worker who was already issued a permit prior to Sunday 22 August 11:59 pm for the purposes of going to your work premises, you can use that permit as proof for childcare purposes. From Sunday 22 August 11:59 pm, eligible workers who do not have a permit issued prior to Sunday 22 August 11:59pm will need to apply for the current form above, to be provided from Monday 23 August 11:59 pm to childcare, kindergarten and early childhood services.)

To see more information, visit Caregiving, pets and medical care.

Accessing school

Schools are only open for vulnerable children, or the children of authorised workers if they are not working from home. School-aged children of authorised workers cannot attend school if a parent is an authorised worker and is working from home.

School-aged children of authorised workers can only attend school if:

  • both parents/guardians (or one parent/guardian in the case of a single parent family) are authorised to work and have a valid authorised worker permit, and are not working from home

An authorised worker who cannot work from home and who is required to work shift work (e.g. overnight shift at a hospital) can send a child to school outside their working hours so they can rest.

Your worker permit is not required to be shown to the school in the Directions. The Department of Education may require authorised workers to provide a permit as a condition of onsite attendance.

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A vulnerable child or young person is permitted to attend school and a permit is not required for this.

Information employers will need

To issue a worker permit, employers will need:

  • name, ABN, company address and trading name
  • the name, address and date of birth of the employee
  • the employee’s expected hours, dates and duration of the work required,
  • the employee’s location of work
  • to meet all eligibility criteria, including that the business is a permitted activity
  • to meet all relevant legal obligations
  • to have a COVIDSafe Plan in place in relation to any work premises
  • to authorise a person or people to issue the worker permit and provide their contact details on the permit.

How to issue a worker permit

Each employee required to be on site must receive an individual worker permit with the required details.

Employers must:

  1. Download the Authorised Worker Permit and fill it out.
    • Employers must use this template for all worker permits issued under this scheme.
  2. Sign the worker permit. You can print and sign or sign it electronically.
    • Businesses must get an authorised person to sign the worker permit. This person could be the CEO, a HR manager, or an operations manager.
    • They must be accountable for the details they provide.
    • They may be contacted by Victoria Police or other enforcement agencies to confirm the details.
  3. Ask the employee to sign the worker permit. They can print and sign or sign electronically.
    • You can email or text the worker permit to your employee.
    • An employee may travel to work without a worker permit once to get their first permit.

Register your travel within NSW

Employees must carry the worker permit and photo identification when travelling to and from, and attending the workplace.

Register your travel within nsw, a worker permit can be shown electronically to authorities such as a photo, or scanned copy, on a mobile device.

Read Also: Covid 19 Travel Registration

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Travel Registration NSW

From 12:01am, Saturday, 21 August 2021, if you live in Greater Sydney, you’ll need to register when travelling outside of Greater Sydney in certain circumstances.

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Greater Sydney does not include Shellharbour and the Central Coast for the purposes of this travel registration. See our Travel registration address checker to verify if you need to register your travel.

Registration is valid for a maximum of 14 days. You’ll need to reapply for a travel registration, if:

  • you’re travelling for more than 14 days, or
  • your travel dates change or need to be amended.

You must carry your travel registration and supporting documents with you at all times as you’ll need to provide these to NSW Police if requested.

Register your Travel within NSW

Eligibility;

You’ll need to register to travel if you’re:

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  • travelling more than 50km outside of Greater Sydney for work and you are:
  • inspecting a property because you genuinely need a place to live in (no investment properties)
  • moving between residences, including travelling to your second home if you:
    • are using the home for work (if so, only the worker may travel), or
    • need to undertake urgent maintenance, repairs, or attend to animal welfare (if so, only one person may travel to the second home).

What you need

  • a MyServiceNSW Account – you can create one when you start your registration
  • your name, address, email and contact number
  • your travel details (where you will be staying, working or visiting)
  • your travel dates
  • your dependants’ name and contact number, if applicable.

How to apply for authorised worker permit nsw

  1. Check you meet the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the ‘Register online’ button.
  3. Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete your registration.
  5. If successful, you’ll receive your travel registration by email.

Note: If you’re unable to register online, an over the phone option will be available in late August.

More information

Penalties apply for breaching the Public Health Order or providing false or misleading information. You may be liable for a fine of up to $22,000 or up to 2 years in prison.

NEW PROTECTIONS AND COMPLIANCE RULES TO CARRY NSW THROUGH TO VACCINATION TARGETS

  • In response to the evolving Delta outbreak, NSW will extend the current lockdown in Greater Sydney until the end of September, and introduce new rules targeting the local government areas of concern, where the vast majority of new cases are emerging.
  • Additional rules for the LGAs of concern:
  • From 12.01am Monday, 23 August the following additional rules will apply for residents and businesses in the LGAs of concern:
  • Curfews will be introduced from 9pm to 5am (except for work, emergencies or medical care) to help reduce the movement of young people;
  • Outdoor exercise is limited to one hour per day;
  • The following retail premises must close except for click and collect: garden centres and plant nurseries, office supplies, hardware and building supplies, landscaping material supplies, rural supplies, and pet supplies (tradespeople are allowed to shop in-store where relevant); and
  • All exams and other education or professional development related activities will move online, not including the HSC. The government will provide further information on its education plan in due course.
  • The following new restrictions around workplaces and authorised workers from the LGAs of concern will be introduced:
  • Childcare workers and disability support workers who live or work in the LGAs of concern must have their first vaccination dose by 30 August;
  • Authorised workers who work outside their LGA of concern are only permitted to work if rapid antigen testing is implemented at their work-site or they have had their first vaccination dose by 30 August.
  • From Saturday, 28 August, authorised workers from the LGAs of concern are required to carry a permit to travel from nsw service declaring that they are an authorised worker and cannot work from home; and
  • From Saturday, 28 August, anyone entering an LGA of concern for the purposes of work must carry a worker permit issued by nsw service.
  • From 12.01am Monday, 23 August, workers from the Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland and Fairfield LGAs will no longer have to have been tested for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours to work outside their LGA.
  • Special powers will also be given to the NSW Police Force including:
  • Power for the Commissioner of Police to lockdown apartment blocks while health assesses the COVID risk;
  • Power for the Commissioner of Police to declare a residential premise a COVID-risk premise and require all people to present to police during compliance checks;
  • Powers to allow police to direct a person who has been issued with an infringement notice to return to their place of residence; and
  • If a person from outside an LGA of concern is found to be in an LGA of concern without a reasonable excuse, they will be fined $1000 and required to isolate at home for 14 days.
  • Additional measures for Greater Sydney (including regional NSW until 28 August)
  • From 12.01am Monday, 23 August, the following additional rule will also be introduced for Greater Sydney (including regional NSW until 28 August):
    • Mask wearing will be mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising.
  • There have been a number of cases in Early Childhood Education and Care Services, so parents and carers across the state are strongly encouraged to keep their children at home, unless they need to be at those services.
  • For the latest information visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

INCREASED SUPPORT FOR LEARNING FROM HOME

  • Learning from home has become easier for parents and teachers of primary school students, with the introduction of guided learning packs in NSW public schools and additional training for teachers.
  • The guided learning packages are specifically designed for K–6 students and have been developed by a team of curriculum experts and designers to ensure they are easy to navigate for students, parents and carers.
  • They include a full week of learning activities with stage-specific video content which includes teacher guidance, open-ended activities and wellbeing checks.
  • All subjects within the K-6 curriculum are addressed on a weekly basis and each day begins with a student wellbeing activity, as well as a brain break during the day and additional activities for students who finish the work early.
  • The packs are not mandatory but provide a way for teachers to supplement what is already working for them.
  • The Department of Education is also running new learning from home professional development courses designed using insights from last year and the current learning from home period.
  • The Learning from Home Hub is also constantly being updated with great materials for students, teachers and parents with over 2 million visits last month.

NSW GOVERNMENT EXTENDS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS

  • The NSW Government has announced it will provide increased security for tenants and financial support for landlords by extending the Residential Tenancy Support package.
  • The Residential Tenancy Support package will now be paid for a second month and eligible landlords can now apply for up to $3,000 to cover the two months from 14 July 2021, assuming they have reduced rent for their tenant by at least that much.
  • Landlords who have already applied can make an additional application and those who are yet to apply will be able to make one application for the total amount of rent waived, up to $1,500 a month.
  • Landlords will also have the option to apply for the COVID-19 land tax benefit instead of applying for the Residential Tenancy Support Payment, which is an offset of the land tax liability equal to the rent reduction granted.
  • Eligible COVID-19 impacted residential tenants who cannot meet their residential rent payments will be protected from eviction during the moratorium period commencing from 14 July and finishing at the end of 11 September 2021.
  • For more information on the package or to apply go to Residential tenancy support package | NSW Fair Trading.

EXTRA COVID TESTING SITES TO SUPPORT FREIGHT

  • Two additional freight-friendly pop-up testing sites are opening along key regional freight routes to support the industry and keep drivers COVID-Safe.
  • The pop-up sites opening in Yass on Friday and in Ballina on Monday were in addition to the six sites already set up across the state to make it easier for heavy vehicle drivers to get tested.
  • The new sites, which will be supported by onsite pathology staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will make it easier for heavy vehicle drivers to get tested and get back on the road.
  • To find out more, visit: www.transport.nsw.gov.au/operations/freight-hub/transport-for-nsw-response-to-covid-19-for-freight-industry.

URGENT ASYLUM SEEKER FUNDING BOOST OPENS

  • Specialist organisations supporting asylum seekers and temporary visa holders who need emergency support can now apply for a share of a $5.5 million funding boost from the NSW Government, in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
  • This funding will be available to NGOs who deliver immediate support to temporary visa holders, particularly asylum seekers, who are among the most vulnerable members of the community.
  • The total funding package to support asylum seekers and temporary visa holders in response to the current outbreak is now $6.25 million, including $5.5 million for this program and $750,000 initially allocated for emergency relief.
  • Eligible NGOs can apply for the latest grant through: www.multicultural.nsw.gov.au/grants.

NEW ACTION PLAN OUTLINES BOLD VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR

  • On Thursday, the NSW Government released its first NSW Higher Education Strategy Action Plan to drive stronger and more effective partnerships between Government and the higher education sector.
  • The plan addresses how the NSW Government will support collaborations with universities and the VET sector, and develop agile and future-focused education models that puts industry, university and TAFE in the same classroom.
  • Key actions outlined in the plan include:
  • Simplify procurement arrangements between the NSW Government, universities and VET training providers.
  • Incentivise and encourage partnerships between universities and the VET sector through a ‘Collaboration and Innovation Fund’
  • Support new education models including the Aerotropolis Multiversity, and the Institutes of Applied Technology.
  • Increase participation of underrepresented regions and groups in higher education.
  • Support and fund the reskilling and upskilling of displaced workers.
  • Enhance experience of international students through a new integrated digital platform and promotion of global contributions of higher education providers beyond their educational offerings.
  • The Action Plan is now available online and will be updated each year.

TARGETED EMERGENCY SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS AND ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS

  • Individual artists and small to medium arts and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19 restrictions will soon be able to apply for COVID Development Grants to support the development of new work.
  • The NSW Government is providing emergency targeted support through grants of up to $5,000 for individuals and groups, and up to $10,000 for small to medium organisations to alleviate the disruption the pandemic has caused for the cultural and creative sectors.”
  • Up to $300,000 in small development grants will be delivered through Create NSW.
  • Funding is available for the creation, development and presentation of new works, employment of artists and arts and culture workers, skills development and training, marketing, fundraising and promotional costs, workshops and other public programs, and to purchase equipment or digital resources to deliver new programs and projects.
  • Applications for the COVID Development Grants are now open on the Create NSW website at www.create.nsw.gov.au.

HOSPITALITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA SKILLS BOOST FOR NSW VISITOR ECONOMY

  • The NSW Government has partnered with Restaurant & Catering Australia and Facebook to deliver a suite of free, new skills development and training programs designed for individuals and businesses engaged in the State’s visitor economy.
  • The programs, delivered by Destination NSW, will be offered to individuals and businesses wishing to upgrade their customer service skills and enhance their social media capability.
  • The hospitality training modules and registrations for the social media webinars both commence in mid-August. The programs, part of Destination NSW’s NSW First industry development program, involve:
  • 1,400 micro credentials available to tourism and hospitality staff across three modules: Managing customer expectations in terms of COVID-safe practices, emotional awareness in customer service, and an introduction to customer service (delivered in partnership with Restaurant and Catering Australia.)
  • Five webinars about Facebook and Instagram for Tourism to help optimise a business’s Facebook presence; engage audiences on social media; create Instagram stories; capture social content on a smartphone; and inspire action on Instagram.
  • For more information and to register for either program, go to www.destinationnsw.com.au/NSWFirst.

DATE SET FOR 2022 SENIORS FESTIVAL

  • The date has been set for next year’s NSW Seniors Festival, with activities planned over 10 fun-filled days from 25 March to 3 April 2022.
  • Events being planned include the free Premier’s Gala Concerts and the NSW Seniors Festival Expo at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, along with the NSW Seniors Festival Comedy Show.
  • Seniors can also get involved in local events with the NSW Seniors Festival Grants Program supporting a range of activities across the state.
  • Like this year, the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival is currently planned to be a mix of face-to-face and online entertainment and activities.
  • The Premier’s Gala Concerts are scheduled to be held on 30 and 31 March 2022 at the Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney alongside the NSW Seniors Festival Expo.
  • Information about ticket release dates will be announced on the NSW Seniors Festival website at www.seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au in the new year.

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