The 35 jobs that are allowed to leave Covid-ravaged southwest Sydney where 810,000 people are trapped with no end in sight
- NSW Government issued list of 35 jobs exempt from stay-at-home restrictions
- Premier Gladys Berejiklian initially ordered nobody leave three LGAs in Sydney
- Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool residents told to stay home
- Exemptions granted to political staff, transport workers and retail employees
Retail and healthcare employees are among the list of workers who have been granted an exemption to leave Covid-19 hotspots in Greater Sydney.
The NSW Government has posted a list of 35 different professions that allows residents to leave Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool local government areas for work.
It comes after state premier Gladys Berejiklian cracked down on stay-at-home orders and barred residents from leaving the three local government areas.
Exemptions were initially granted to emergency service and healthcare workers before the list was updated on Saturday night.
Retail and healthcare employees are among the list of workers who have been granted an exemption to leave Covid-19 hotspots in Greater Sydney
Political staff, data storage technicians and transport workers are now among the employees allowed to travel outside of their local government areas.
Only ‘critical retail’ such as supermarkets and pharmacies have been allowed to remain open from 11.59pm on Saturday. Others will have to do click and collect or takeaway.
Construction, large or small, will shut and homes and businesses cannot use paid cleaners or have home repairs done unless urgent.
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List of jobs exempt from lockdown
The New South Wales government has listed 35 different professions that allows residents to leave the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool local government areas for work.
It comes despite tough stay-at-home orders barring residents from leaving their area.
Exemptions have been provided for the below professions:
1) Retail trade
A person employed at retail premises such as: supermarkets, neighbourhood shops, shops that predominantly sell food or drinks, chemists, pharmacies, and kiosks.
2) Retail trade
Employees working in industrial or commercial food retailing
3) Administrative and support services
Staff carrying out ‘click and collect’ services
4) Public administration and safety
A member of the NSW Police Force, Fire and Rescue NSW, the NSW State Emergency Service, the NSW Rural Fire Service or the
Ambulance Service of NSW or other emergency services worker