We understand from Member calls that trying to follow the COVID-19 rules can be confusing, so we’ve tried to explain as clearly as we can.
Greater Sydney Restrictions
People in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour are required to stay at home and may only leave for a limited number of reasons.
So what are the reasons I can be outside riding my bike?
- If your job or education requires you to attend in person, you can cycle there
- If you are the person designated in your household to get supplies you can travel to the shops by bike
- If you are obtaining medical care or supplies you can travel by bike
- If you are providing care or assistance to a vulnerable person, you can travel there by bike
- If you are attending a COVID-19 vaccination or test you can travel there by bike
- If you are riding your bike for exercise and within your LGA or 10km of your home
- If you need to put your bike on the back of their car to get to a safe place to ride, and the place you are going is within the limits set by the health orders you can do this too
Travel by bike has been encouraged as a way to help decongest buses and trains, and to keep everyone COVID-safe.
If you are over 18 you also need to carry documentary evidence of your address, in case you are stopped by Police. If you don’t have a driver’s licence, grab a copy of a bill, bank statement or membership card with your address on it.
You are allowed to exercise with the members of your household, or with one other person who is not from your household but you must stay within your LGA or within 10km of your home. Here’s a handy link to help you work out your 10km radius.
“We realise the public health orders still leave some people with questions,” said Bicycle NSW General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.
“For now these are all the answers we have, but we will update you when more information becomes available,” said Bastien.
For more information, check out the rules here.