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COVID-19 Vaccination Rules for Businesses and Customers

Updated: Nov 9

As the NSW lockdown ended, businesses have reopened and there may be certain COVID-19 vaccination rules that apply to business owners and customers. This article would clarify the rules that may be applicable to your business.

#1 Do employers and its staffs have to disclose vaccination status to customers?

No, there is no provision in the Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 setting out that employer and its staffs must disclose their vaccination status to customers.

#2 Do customers entering your business premises have to be vaccinated?

According to the Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021, as of October 2021 the premises below are currently closed to unvaccinated adults:

  • Higher risk premises (including entertainment facilities, recreation facilities, hospitality venues and places of public worship);

  • Business premises that are hairdressers, spas, nail salons, beauty salons, waxing salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlours or massage parlours;

  • Recreation facilities (indoors);

  • Public swimming pools;

  • Information and education facilities;

  • Retail premises, but not critical retail premises, as anyone is allowed to enter critical retail premises, which include:


Shops that mainly sell food or drinks, like butchers, bakeries, fruit and vegetable shops

Petrol stations

Hardware and building supplies

Pet supplies stores


Office supplies


Liquor stores

Post offices

Laundromats and drycleaners

  • Business premises that are auction houses;

  • Business premises that are betting agencies;

  • Gaming lounges;