Health and wellbeing

Covid-19: Communicating with our staff

We are following strict advice from state and federal health departments on social distancing, self-isolating and hygiene practices.

City of Sydney staff will be excluded from work for 14 days if they have:

  • returned from any foreign nation as of 16 March
  • been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus.

All staff have been reminded to practice good hygiene by covering coughs and sneezes, washing their hands thoroughly with soap and water, and using alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

Social distancing practices are being implemented, with staff directed to keep a minimum of 1.5 metres distance from others, wash hands immediately on entering buildings and regularly during the day, and not shake hands.

Office-based staff who can work from home have been encouraged to do so. The City is maintaining its service levels and ensuring that essential services are not impacted at this stage.

We have granted 2 weeks additional paid leave for any of our staff required to self-isolate or to care for someone with Covid-19.

More information is available on the NSW Health website, including in simplified Chinese.

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