Supporting local businesses to comply with COVID-19 restrictions

by | Aug 3, 2020 | news-covid-business

As restrictions ease and the focus moves towards recovery, the NSW Government is requesting that councils build on their community safety role by engaging with local businesses that need assistance in complying with COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

The Government has developed the COVID Safe Check app, which provides a way for customers to give feedback in real time to businesses and to regulators for action where necessary.

In some cases, feedback about businesses that may not be fully complying with the Public Health Orders may be provided to councils through the Office of Local Government (OLG).

Councils are asked to engage with identified businesses through targeted site visits, the primary purpose of which is to guide and assist business operators towards compliance with the Public Health Orders.

All enforcement action will remain a matter for the NSW Police Force.

OLG’s Council Engagement Managers will contact councils in the coming days to develop a database of relevant officers and answer any questions councils may have about the process.

A circular distributed on June 19 with more information can be found here.

Further information, including resources such as a standardised checklist and reporting tools, will also be available on the OLG’s COVID-19 webpage.