COVID-19 Safety and Social Distancing Requirements
Please note that the advice on this page will be reviewed and updated regularly by the Emergency Management Team (EMT). Last updated 11 December 2020.
COVID-19 SAFETY & SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS
- keep 1.5 metres away from anyone outside your own household (where possible)
- avoid physical greetings such as handshakes, hugs, and kisses
- use tap and go instead of cash (where possible)
- practise extra care (such as carrying and using personal hand sanitizer) if you are using buses or cars, other than your own vehicle
- indoor & outdoor public gatherings of up to 100 people are allowed without approval, gatherings of more than 100 people require approval from the Incident Controller
- practise good hygiene (wash/sanitise your hands regularly, sneeze and cough into your elbow and avoid touching your face).
- stay at home and away from others if you have any cold or flu symptoms. Seek medical advice from the Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) on ph: +6723 22091 and get tested for COVID-19
Cafes, restaurants, pubs & clubs
- Dance Floor Limits - up to 50 people are now allowed on an indoor dance floor. This is in line with recent changes to restrictions in NSW.
- may have a density indoors of 1 person per 2 square metres upon the approval of a COVID Safe Plan by the Incident Controller. Otherwise limited to 1 person per 4 square metres
- Customer Contact Tracing Registers are required for all customers spending more than 15 minutes at a venue. Registers must be held by the venue for three months and include at minimum a name, phone number and date/time of entry for each customer
- people from different households should stay 1.5m apart (where possible)
- staff should stay home if unwell. They are to seek medical advice from the Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS on ph: +6723 22091 and get tested for COVID-19 before returning to work
- bus operators should maintain social distancing between different household groups on buses, however if this is not possible all passengers are required to wear a face mask. Anyone refusing to wear a mask must not be allowed on board.
- follow your workplace COVID Safe Plan
- if you are sick, do not attend your workplace. Stay at home and away from others. Seek medical advice from the Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) on ph: +6723 22091 and get tested for COVID-19 before returning to work
- when meeting with people from outside your organisation for more than 15 minutes a contact register needs to be completed and retained by the business for 3 months
More details and helpful links to information along with travel advice to the island can be found on the NIRC COVID-19 Advice page.