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Business Insights – 28th June 2021 – Restrictions by state and territory

I’m here with insights for Australian businesses on 28th June 2021. Things are moving fast in relation to COVID-19 lockdowns. With multiple lockdowns across the country, in this briefing I provide Tenfold clients and Australian business operators with a very high-level overview of each state. I’ve included links to the respective government websites if you require further detailed information. The Tenfold business coaching team are continuing to review these restrictions so we can provide advice to business owners.

While we all hope that the vaccine rollout will reduce the need for these restrictions, be prepared mentally that we are likely to see more of these lockdowns during winter. Keep this in the back of your mind as you and your business coach plan out the next 6 months.


Workplaces: workplaces are open, with caps and density limits

General industry: open

Masks: must be worn inside

State access: traffic light system in place (red | orange | green zones):

  • Greater Brisbane and Perth and the Peel region in Western Australia became orange zones from 1am yesterday morning (Monday)
  • Greater Sydney and its surrounds remain red zones
  • Most of NSW and the ACT are orange zones (with the exception of some border LGAs)

Website: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/



A 2-week lockdown commenced from 6pm on 26 June 2021 for Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour. The lockdown will last until 11:59pm on Friday, 9 July 2021.

Workplaces: All of NSW, work from home if it is reasonably practicable to do so

General industry: open, with restrictions for hospitality, entertainment, tourism

Masks: All of NSW, must be worn indoors and certain outdoor gatherings

State access: open

Website: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules



Workplaces: open

General industry: open

Masks: Masks are mandated for 11 LGAs in the south east area. In these masks must be worn inside where you can’t socially distance

State access: If you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days you will not be allowed to enter Queensland.

Website: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions



Workplaces: open

General industry: open

Masks: From 11:59pm 28 June 2021, masks will be reintroduced for high-risk settings

State access:

  • Entry is prohibited for travellers from ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, WA and to travellers who have been at a relevant Tier 1 or Tier 2 Exposure Site in Victoria.
  • Other Victorian travellers are able to enter but some restrictions may still apply.
  • There are no restrictions on travel from Tasmania.

Website: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/response



Perth and Peel entered lockdown at 12pm Sunday 27 June, 2021 and it has been extended until 12.01am on Saturday 3 July, 2021.

Workplaces: closed except for essential providers and essential workers

General industry: closed except for essential providers and essential workers

Masks: masks are mandatory in Perth and Peel

State access: heavily restricted. Hard border with NSW, strong borders with QLD, NT and ACT (14 days quarantine).

Website: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus



Greater Darwin entered a lockdown on 27 June, 2021 which has been extended and will now be in place until 1pm on Friday 2 July, 2021.

Workplaces: work from home

General industry: closed

Masks: must be worn when outside your home

State access: restricted, quarantine for people recently in COVID-19 hot spots

Website: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/advice-care/covid-19-lockdown-restrictions-in-place



Workplaces: open

General industry: open

Masks: must be worn indoors (with some exceptions)

State access: restrictions for Greater Sydney areas and Greater Darwin.

Website: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/



Workplaces: open

General industry: open

Masks: required at airports and ferry terminals, may be introduced more broadly soon

State access: Areas are graded as high, medium and low. Hard border for people from high-risk areas. Quarantine for medium-risk areas.

Website: https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/


The information provided here by our business coaches is current at the time of writing, but I note that the changes seem to happening quickly – I encourage you to keep across the updates. If you have any questions about what the workplace restrictions mean for your business, reach out to a Tenfold coach. Our coaches are keep across these matters and can advise you on how to manage your workforce as required.

If you’re planning to travel interstate, be flexible and keep a close eye on developments in the state you’re travelling to and any areas you may pass through. Factor these lockdowns into any orders you have from interstate or clients you’re dealing with in other states. The good thing is that we’re now all well versed in moving between different restrictions. Keep a positive mindset and seek to make the situation work for you and your circumstances.


Ashley Thomson B.Eng. (Hons), Grad. Dip. Mgmt, MEI
Managing Director
Tenfold Business Coaching

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