COVID-19 Updates

Our response to COVID-19

View the current Public Health Orders in NSW 

The NSW Government confirmed a staged re-opening process driven by state-wide vaccination targets.

Key announcements

Face mask, QR check-in and density limit updates 23 December 2021

The NSW Government have made adjustments to the pandemic settings as precautionary steps to maintain our safe and measured approach to COVID-19.


The following adjustments will come into effect:


• Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including for hospitality staff and in offices, unless eating or drinking from 12.01am Friday, 24 December
• QR code check-ins will be compulsory, including for hospitality and retail from 12.01am Monday, 27 December 2021
• Hospitality venues, including pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes will move to 1 person per 2 sqm rule indoors, with no density limit for outdoor settings from 12.01am Monday, 27 December 2021


All settings will remain in place until Wednesday, 27 January 2022.


QR check-in requirements are a reminder that if you receive a notification you should get tested if you feel unwell. You should also get tested if directed by NSW Health or if you have symptoms.


Reduce mingling where you can including when eating and drinking, work from home where possible and hold events outside.


Rapid-Antigen Test kits will soon be made available for free across the State as an additional testing option and to allow those who need to get a PCR test to do so.


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for more information.


95% of adults fully vaccinated or from 15 December


Why are there QR codes to use a public park?

Council has received advice that in order to comply with the updated Public Health Orders QR check-in codes should be prominently displayed in all public venues. This includes parks, dog parks, and on playground equipment. The QR codes are linked directly to the Service NSW App with the information used for the befit of the NSW Contact tracers and is stored per regulations.

Where can I get a COVID test and vaccine?

We encourage the community to continue to monitor for symptoms and to get tested no matter how mild.

Information on where you can access a testing clinic in Burwood can be found here
Information on vaccination can be found here 

For everyone’s safety we need to do the right thing.

What is ‘click and collect’?

Click and Collect allows Burwood residents or workers to reserve up to 10 library items and collect it during designated hours on Sundays in a contactless way. In addition, the home delivery library service has been extended for vulnerable customers. This service will continue until the end of December. Please visit Burwood Library for further information.

Are Burwood Council events still going ahead?

Yes Burwood Council events are going ahead in-line with health advice. All events have COVID safe plans including requiring participants to sign in with QR codes, be fully vaccinated, and a cap on crowd numbers. We regret to advise that the 2021 Carols in the Park has been cancelled. To help revitalise the community and to move beyond the challenges of this year, Council has planned a number of activations and activities throughout summer. Please see Burwood Bounce Back for further information and don’t forget to check out our events page.