NWC commitment to undertaking installations in accordance with state laws and safe work practices. A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) will be completed for each site receiving installation services noting the legislation, codes of practice and standards of state specific regulators and health departments. A copy of the COVID safety plan is available at your request. 

Read below for further information.


The current stay at home orders will remain in place for another four weeks (until Saturday, 28 August at 12.01am) across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Woolongong and Shellharbour.

In NSW From (28 July):

  • In line with exercise rules, Greater Sydney residents including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour must limit their shopping to within their Local Government Area (LGA) or, if outside their LGA, within 10km from home, unless the item is not available locally.
  • Given localised case numbers, the Parramatta, Campbelltown and Georges River LGAs will join the five existing LGAs of concern which are subject to an Authorised Workers Order. Only authorised workers in these eight LGAs may leave their LGA for work.
  • The five previously announced LGAs of concern are Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Blacktown and Cumberland.

In NSW From 12.01am, Saturday, 31 July:

  • Construction in non-occupied settings outside of the LGAs of concern (with no residents on-site) will re- open as planned, subject to a one person per 4sqm rule. These low-risk construction sites must have COVID safe plans in place, compliance will be strictly enforced. Construction cannot resume in the eight LGAs of concern, nor will construction workers be allowed to leave these areas.
  • Trades people, including cleaners who are able to work with zero contact with residents will also be allowed to resume (no more than two people inside and five outside). If contactless arrangements are not possible, work cannot go ahead. This work will not be allowed in the eight LGAs of concern, nor will workers be allowed to leave these areas.
  • A singles bubble will also be introduced, allowing people who live alone to nominate one designated family member or friend to visit for companionship. Restrictions will apply for people in the LGAs of concern.

Changes to surveillance testing (enforceable from Saturday, 31 July):

  • All authorised workers from Canterbury- Bankstown LGA must get tested once every three days in order to leave their LGA for work.
  • People who live in the Fairfield and Cumberland LGAs but work outside these areas as health or aged care workers (including support services for health or aged care, such as cleaners, cooks and security providers) must be tested once every three days in order to be allowed to go to work outside their LGA.
  • These surveillance testing requirements will be enforceable from Saturday, 31 July. However, relevant workers will have from today to get their first test.

In Victoria From 11:59 pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021 restrictions have changed:

There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home but staying COVIDSafe remains important. There are no restrictions on travelling across the state or to regional Victoria. 

Face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors. You do not need to wear a mask in your own home, or if a lawful exception applies. If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild you should get tested for COVID-19.

Social gatherings:

Private gatherings in the home are not permitted. You can see friends and family outdoors in a public place in a group of up to 10 people. A public place is an area accessible by members of the public like a park or the beach. It does not include your backyard at home.

Work and education: 

If you can work or study from home, you should continue to do so. If you can’t work from home or another suitable premise, you can go to work. Offices can increase in attendance to 25% capacity or 10 people, whichever is greater.

Schools and early childcare are open.

Other general

  • Sanitise your hands before entering the site
  • On public transport
  • When riding in a ride share or taxi
  • Inside shopping centres, including the retail stores inside shopping centres, such as clothing stores
  • Inside indoor markets
  • In large retail stores (over 2000 sqm), such as department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores, hardware stores or supermarkets.
  • On domestic flights to and from Victoria
  • At airports
  • When working in or visiting hospitals and care facilities.You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to. It is strongly recommended you wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others.
  • At airports and on commercial domestic flights.
  • Wear gloves & mask while working
  • Avoid touching your eyes and face
  • Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing (use elbow or tissue)
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Bin cigarette butts

Site Hygiene

  • Provide PPE & adequate cleaning procedures (deep cleaning) products & effective chemicals and facilities for all workers.
  • Clean shared tools / cleaning equipment/plant before and after each use
  • Clean shared site amenities frequently and to an industrial standard (lunch rooms, offices, toilets, drink fountains)
  • Avoid shared contact of common touch points (e.g. Leave doors open when possible)
  • General housekeeping
  • Provide hand sanitiser at multiple locations throughout the workplace.
  • Provide detergent/disinfectant surface wipes to clean workstations and equipment such as monitor, phone, keyboard and mouse.
  • Ensure bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels, and have posters with instructions on how to wash hands.
  • Clean frequently used areas at least daily with detergent or disinfectant.
  • Clean frequently touched areas and surfaces.
  • Maintain disinfectant solutions at an appropriate strength and use in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Staff are to wear gloves & Mask when cleaning and wash hands thoroughly before and after with soap and water.
  • Displaying of a cleaning log in shared spaces / auditing of cleaning schedules
  • Implementation of a screening system / workers declaring verbally they are symptom free
  • Creation of work place bubble and avoiding employees working across sites
  • Records of workers that have disclosed they are working for different employers

Staying Informed

  • New on-site inductions explaining COVID-19 safety measures
  • Be familiar with NWC corporate pandemic plan
  • Display NWC Covid -19 posters
  • Conducting regular Toolbox Talks for any questions or updates regarding Government COVID-19 updates
  • Print off Government educational posters to keep workers educated
  • Advise all workers what steps should be taken if they contract the virus or have been in contact with someone with the virus
  • Workers should know:
  • When to stay away from the workplace
  • What action to take if they become unwell
  • What symptoms to be concerned about.