We have received a letter from our industry body PIAA direclty from the NSW Health Authorities to explain the grooming industry in NSW.
The link can be found here https://www.piaa.net.au/news/an-update-from-nsw-health?fbclid=IwAR0WCV-6Y91VReNUKmkWEvJISNYxFF6GtXWpXFibKASu7QkjokRG6jt2tTM
It reads as;-
2 Aug Written By PIAA
Pet grooming salons and mobile services. Updated advice effective 31 July 2021.
Under the Public Health (COVID-19 Additional Restrictions for Delta Outbreak) Order 2021 pet grooming services are not directed to close.
Please note that, effective from the beginning of 29 July 2021, persons in the Greater Sydney area may only leave their place of residence to obtain pet grooming services within their LGA or within 10 km of their place of residence, unless the services are not reasonably available within those limits.
Additional restrictions apply to persons who live in the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, Liverpool, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, Georges River and Campbelltown local government areas (LGA).
Effective from the beginning of 30 July 2021, persons in these LGAs may only leave their place of residence to obtain pet grooming services within their LGA or within 5km of their place of residence, unless the services are not reasonably available within those limits.
Persons in these LGAs may only leave their residence to attend work outside of their LGA if they are an authorised worker. The list of authorised workers is published on the NSW Government website. It excludes pet grooming services unless there is an immediate animal welfare reason. Persons in these LGAs may not leave their LGA to provide pet grooming services, unless there is an immediate animal welfare reason.
As well, please note the following worker testing requirements apply;
For the safety of pet grooming service providers and the safety of their clients, NSW Health encourages the rescheduling of any grooming services that can be delayed or are not required for animal welfare purposes.
The Public Health Orders are subject to change. To keep up to date with the latest news and changes please visit the NSW Government website.
In regards to VIctoria and Dan Andrews press release on 5th August there is a sentence that reads;-
" There are no changes to the current arrangements for border communities. "
Here is the full articule also found here ; https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/seven-day-lockdown-keep-victorians-safe
05 August 2021
Due to the COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours – suspected to be the highly infectious Delta variant – Victoria will enter a state-wide lockdown for seven days from 8:00pm tonight, Thursday 5 August.
With suspected Delta cases infectious in the community, as well as a high number of associated close contacts and exposure sites, Victoria’s Acting Chief Health Officer has declared stay at home restrictions will be reintroduced.
This means from 8:00pm tonight, there are only five reasons to leave home: getting the food and the supplies you need, exercising for up to two hours, care or caregiving, authorised work or education if you can’t do it from home, or to get vaccinated at the nearest possible location.
Shopping and exercise must be done within 5km of your home or the nearest location.
Face masks will remain mandatory indoors (not at home) and outdoors unless an exception applies – this includes all workplaces and secondary schools.
Private gatherings are not permitted except for an intimate partner or nominated person visits. Public gatherings are not permitted. Exercise is limited to two people.
Childcare and Early Childhood Care will remain open. Schools will close, with primary and secondary school students returning to remote learning – except for vulnerable children, and the children of authorised workers who can learn on site.
Where a parent or carer indicates that a student with a disability cannot learn from home due to vulnerability or family stress, the school must provide on-site learning for that student. This will apply to students enrolled in specialist schools and students with a disability enrolled in mainstream schools.
Higher education students will also return to remote learning, except for learning programs allowed on the Authorised Premises and Authorised Workers (APAW) List.
With the Wangaratta wastewater detection and the potential that regional Victorians have been exposed to COVID-19 linked to the current outbreak, restrictions will apply state-wide to keep regional Victoria safe.
There are no changes to the current arrangements for border communities.
Quote attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews
“No Victorian wants to be in this position. We know that the Delta variant moves faster than anything our public health experts have seen before – and we know what we need to do to drive it down once again.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Health Martin Foley
“Given these new cases we've seen over the last 24 hours, we need to put these restrictions in place and follow the rules to drive down the spread of the virus.”
Great news for our Wodonga regional clients. We have 3 groups that you can call on to arrange a Pick-up and or Drop-off service.
We welcome you to phone any of these wonderful people to make arrangements to ensure your dogs essential services are still met. They will make contact with us to confirm the arrangements with your appointment date and times.
Mary Goring Pet Care
Please make arrangements well in advance and please make contact with us for further help.