We understand that most of you are now wondering if you can do your final inspection or move to your much awaited new home. Please see the latest update below.
Extract from preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/public-health-orders
You must stay at home unless you are going to
-work (where you can’t work remotely)
-school or an educational institution
-shop for food and essentials
-get medical care or supplies
You may only leave home with a reasonable excuse, including to
-move to a new place of residence, or between your different places of residence
-avoid injury or illness or escape a risk of harm
-deal with emergencies or on compassionate grounds
-provide care or assistance (including personal care) to a vulnerable person or to provide emergency assistance
-attend a wedding or funeral (subject to 5 and 10 person limits)
-undertake legal obligations
-access social services, employment services, services provided to victims (including as victims of crime), domestic violence services, and mental health services
-continue existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children for children who do not live in the same household as their parents or one of their parents
-go to a place of worship or to provide pastoral care if you are a priest, minister of religion or member of a religious order.
Penalties for breaching orders
Breach of orders made under the Public Health Act 2010 is a criminal offence and attracts heavy penalties.
In the case of an individual, the maximum penalty is $11,000, or imprisonment for 6 months, or both and a further $5500 penalty may apply for each day the offence continues. The NSW Police may also issue on-the-spot fines of $1000 for an offence.
In the case of any corporation, the maximum penalty is $55,000 and a further $27,500 penalty may apply for each day the offence continues.