Response to COVID-19

Infrastructure NSW is leading cross-agency communication, monitoring and reporting of infrastructure-related COVID-19 impacts to ensure industry, unions and government receive consistent and factual information. 

The response to COVID-19 is constantly evolving and we are committed to providing clear leadership and information to industry based on the current health advice and relevant Public Health Orders.

Easing of construction restrictions in Greater Sydney

Construction in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Shellharbour and Wollongong, has resumed with 100% of workers on site, subject to no more than 1 person per 4sqm indoors and 1 person per 2sqm outdoors. There are no vaccination conditions for workers on site, and the authorised worker list is no longer applicable. All restrictions related to local government areas (LGAs) have been removed.

Previous worker limits for occupied premises have also been removed.

More information on reopening roadmap for industry can be found in a table outlining these changes which has been prepared by Infrastructure NSW.

COVID-19 Safety Plan for Greater Sydney

All construction sites in Greater Sydney must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place. The plan was developed by the NSW Government in consultation with industry and the unions. It is also recommended for all construction sites in NSW.

Managing a COVID-19 case on site

Infrastructure NSW has developed a guidance document for industry who need to manage a COVID-19 positive case on site.

Extension of construction work days

Construction sites can operate on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays until Christmas, as per the relevant Planning Order. On extended days, noisy works are not permitted and all reasonable noise reduction measures must be applied.

Construction restrictions in regional NSW

Construction sites are permitted to operate in regional and rural NSW with no more than one person per 4sqm indoors and 1 person per 2 sqm outdoors. Workers may enter or leave Greater Sydney to undertake work.

Occupied premises

Work in occupied premises (including residential dwellings) is permitted in Greater Sydney and regional NSW without worker limits.  

More information is available at

Last updated 18 October 2021

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