Updated COVID-19 restrictions
- Masks will only be mandated on public transport, planes, and indoors at airports, hospitals, aged and disability care facilities, corrections facilities, and indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people;
- Masks are encouraged for indoor settings where you cannot maintain a safe distance from others and for customer-facing retail staff to protect vulnerable people who must access these premises and services;
- The 20,000 person cap on music festivals will be removed
- Singing and dancing permitted.
- Vaccination requirements will remain for indoor music festivals over 1,000 people, with attendees required to have at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Read more on the updated restrictions on NSW Government website.
Vaccination is the best way to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. The risk of serious illness and death increases with age. However, COVID-19 isn’t just affecting the elderly – many young people are becoming very sick. Around 60% of people with COVID-19 are under 40, with some needing intensive care.
Speak to your local GP or pharmacist or visit nsw.gov.au to make a booking.
If you get tested make sure you return home and isolate until you receive your results.
For more information on testing clinics go to NSW Health's website at Find a COVID-19 testing clinic.
Council is following the advice from health authorities and informing residents, visitors and staff of the best practices to prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19 in our community and Australia.
More Information & Support
For any health related enquiries please call your GP or contact Health Direct on 1800 022 022.
For any concerns in relation to your mental health and wellbeing please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
For a list of food, health and support services offered by local agencies – see the Fairfield City Support Card(PDF, 114KB)
Small business fees and charges rebate
Small businesses will be able to claim road user tolls under the Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate, which is being increased from $1500 to $2000 from November 2021.
The rebate is provided in the form of a digital credit, which businesses can draw down on to offset the cost of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges.
The digital credit for businesses that have already signed up to the Rebate will be automatically increased from $1500 to $2000.
Businesses will be able to apply via the Service NSW website. More information will be made available shortly.
Alfresco outdoor dining
Food and beverage businesses have greater ability to expand their footprint to new outdoor space giving customers across the state more opportunities to dine outdoors.
The Alfresco Restart Package supports food, beverage, entertainment, arts and cultural businesses to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and enjoy a COVID safe summer 2021/22.
The initiatives that will be rolled out include:
- Temporary alfresco measures for outdoor dining in parks or on private land (for example bowling greens and carparks), with the landowner’s consent
- $5,000 grants for hospitality businesses to establish new alfresco settings
Permanent outdoor dining as exempt development for pubs and small bars state-wide. This is now active and follows the successful trial that started last year.