COVID-19 information

As case numbers continue to rise we expect some disruption to our services.

We will update this page with service disruptions and changes to restrictions.


Last updated: 10/01/2022

Disruption to our services

With the significant increase in local active COVID-19 cases we expect some temporary interruptions to our service over the next few weeks.

There may be periods when our face to face services are closed or cancelled at short notice, or without notice. When our services close we will keep you informed through social media and our website.

If your bins have not been collected today, please leave them out for collection to occur the following day.

We are expecting staff shortages across our service centres, contact centre, libraries, children’s services, swimming pools, parks, waste and resource recovery teams.

Please continue to contact us through:

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19

If you have tested positive through a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR test, please follow the advice provided by the NSW Government Department of Health.

You must report the result of your positive test through the Service NSW website, or through the Service NSW app.

For more information, see the NSW Government's fact sheets:

Restrictions in Bayside

The NSW Government have re-introduced some restrictions in response to rising case numbers:

  • masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including for hospitality staff and in offices, unless eating or drinking

  • QR code check-ins are compulsory, including for hospitality and retail

  • hospitality venues, including pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes have moved to 1 person per 2 sqm rule indoors, with no density limit for outdoor settings

  • singing and dancing in clubs and pubs is not permitted.

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

To find the full list of rules that currently apply, visit the NSW Government's COVID rules page:

COVID-19 rules

Where to get tested and vaccinated

Rapid antigen testing

If you can take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) you may not need to attend a testing centre for a PCR test.

You must report the result of your positive test through the Service NSW website, or through the Service NSW app.

For more information see the NSW Government's testing information.


Testing centres

To find a testing centre near you, search for your suburb on the NSW Government's COVID-19 testing clinics list.



Make an appointment or visit a walk-in centre near you:

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