Face mask rules kick in across Sydney strata buildings

By Grace Ormsby 12 July 2021 | 1 minute read

From Tuesday, 13 July 2021, anyone entering an indoor common area of Greater Sydney residential buildings must be wearing a face mask.

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The new rules, while announced last week, kick in after New South Wales recorded 112 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday, 11 July 2021.

Greater Sydney — in terms of restrictions — also refers to locations within the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour areas.

The rules apply across indoor areas of common property in residential buildings that are strata titled, community titled or company titled.

These areas include a shared foyer or lobby of an apartment block, lifts, stairwells, corridors and in shared laundry facilities.

The New South Wales government has emphasised that the rules mean masks must be worn by residents and visitors, building managers, concierge staff and cleaners, people providing goods and services — including tradespeople and contractors as well as people delivering food, mail and parcels.

As a result, agents and property managers are caught by the new restrictions.

Residents do not need to wear masks inside their own apartments.

Despite the tightening restrictions, agents and property managers are still able to conduct inspections for properties by private appointment, for one person at a time.

“If you are a real estate agent or a prospective purchaser and you live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour, you must follow the stay-at-home rules,” the NSW government previously said. 

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Grace Ormsby

Grace Ormsby

Grace is a journalist across Momentum property and investment brands. Grace joined Momentum Media in 2018, bringing with her a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Newcastle. She’s passionate about delivering easy to digest information and content relevant to her key audiences and... Read more

Face mask rules kick in across Sydney strata buildings
Face mask rules kick in across Sydney strata buildings
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