COVID-19 Update

  • We hope you all managed to visit some loved ones over the past week, as the warmly-welcomed loosening of social distancing restrictions allowed two adults and their children to visit another home from Friday 1 May.
  • NSW schools are due to commence a staggered return to face-to-face learning from next Monday and some businesses will commence re-opening. We anticipate the announcement of further restrictions being lifted following the National Cabinet meeting today, Friday 8 May.
  • Thank you to our brave frontline workers in so many crucial industries who have put themselves at risk to carry our country through the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • At the time of publication of this newsletter, there were 3,044 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in NSW and 97 deaths nationwide.
  • The NSW Government is encouraging testing for anyone with symptoms and in particular for residents of certain Local Government Areas. You can find your closest testing location here.
  • Last week the Federal Government launched its COVIDSafe app, which will collect data from users’ smart phones to track contacts with other app users who have tested positive to COVID-19. You can read more about how the app works, including about how it collects and handles data here.
  • On 4 May, Attorney-General Christian Porter released draft legislation to codify existing protections for individuals’ data collected by the app. You can read the Media Release from his office here.