The Local Court – including new covid rule

Local Court Covid Rules

After two years of pandemic-related disruptions and many local court matters being adjourned, or handled remotely, over the phone or via audio visual technology or other forms of electronic communication matters, normality is returning to the local courts in NSW. That said, there are still health precautions in place – these include: Masks are mandatory […]

RATs in the cupboard – Living with Covid

Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Tests Laws

Children are back at school, people are returning to the workplace, borders have opened and … Covid-19 is running rampant across the country. Vaccinations and RAT testing As part of the plan for moving forward, double-vaccinations are required in many circumstances, and so is Rapid Antigen Testing. In recent days the Supreme Court of New […]

Unvaccinated? – New Covid-19 health regulations you need to know

covid vaccination rules

Greater Sydney opened up this week having reached a milestone of 80% Covid-19 vaccination rates. And this is good news, not just for those in the city who’ve endured 15 weeks of lockdown, but for the rest of New South Wales too, because it means we can start to move forward again. Part of the […]

What are the penalties for failing to check-in at venues? 

QR code checkin rules

Byron Bay and Tweed Heads were plunged into lockdown again earlier this week after a Covid-infected reality TV show crew member flew into Ballina from Sydney, wandered through some shops and had a long meet up at the Kingscliff Pub. The woman, who is fully vaccinated, had been granted permission to leave her home in […]

Are you allowed to protest in New South Wales?

protesting NSW during pandemic

Last week 150 people were arrested and hundreds more were handed public health infringement notices for taking part in demonstrations outside local council chambers across the state. There were 79 separate protests against extended lockdowns in Ballina, Grafton, Lismore, Port Macquarie, and also further south in regional areas around Sydney. In Australia we have long […]

Court in Covid

NSW local court appearance during Covid

What if I have to go to court during the Covid-19 lock down? (the following is relevant only to the NSW lockdown in place for all of NSW, during August 2021, and which may be extended beyond August) Courts in Far North New South Wales, and across the entire state have changed the way they […]

Covid lockdown rules for northern NSW

covid lockdown rules for northern nsw

From Coffs to Tweed – the North coast covid lockdown — new rules and penalties you need to know Just as we were hoping the imposed lockdown would end and we could return to ‘some sense of normalcy’, over the weekend the NSW Government ordered a snap seven-day lockdown of the entire state. There are […]