On the basis of updated health advice issued over the weekend, the following changes to health orders are coming into effect across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour from today, 19 July 2021 until at least 30 July 2021.

Please carefully review the information including critical clarification received over the weekend as it concerns common property maintenance.

Cleaning, Repairs and Maintenance
All non-essential construction work is to be paused
Non-urgent maintenance, including cleaning services (see below qualification), and repair work on residential premises to be paused.

Strata Community Association (NSW) has clarified that commercial cleaners, common property cleaning and waste management is permitted. Cleaning services performed within apartments and homes is not permitted.

Construction works, repairs and non-essential maintenance is to be deferred
Emergency works and essential reactive repairs are permitted, however a pause on preventative and non-essential maintenance and remedial/upgrade construction work is currently in place.

Onsite Building and Facilities managers
Based on current advice, on-site building managers can continue to attend to their roles at buildings.

However, we recommend they will work in isolation and limit resident contact.

Restrictions apply to building managers who reside in the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool LGAs who not be able to attend work sites outside their LGA’s.

Further extension of strata and community lands COVID-19 Regulations SCA (NSW) has confirmed with the State Government that the emergency regulation permitting strata meetings to be held remotely will be reinstated from 21 July 2021.

Click below to download some helpful resources to place in your building to encourage residents to comply with the new mask regulation.