Coronavirus Response

Summary

The NSW Rural Fire Service, like many organisations, is making some adjustments to the way we operate due to COVID-19.

We want to assure you that there's no change to our core service - providing fire and emergency services to the community when needed.

However, some changes have been made to protect the health and wellbeing of our people, as well as the community.

Visits to NSW RFS facilities

  • All NSW RFS facilities remain operational. Please limit visits to NSW RFS locations.
  • If you are feeling unwell, do not attend NSW RFS locations or activities. Stay home. Get tested.
  • The NSW RFS State Operations Centre (StateOps area) is accessible only to essential personnel.

For our members

Consistent with current restrictions, meetings, training and events may be held, provided COVIDSafe practices continue to be in place.

COVIDSafe practices mean, where there is a NSW RFS activity or event conducted:

  • If you are feeling unwell, you are not to attend a NSW RFS activity or location. If you’re unwell, stay home and get tested.
  • Consider whether the event can be held remotely to limit face-to-face interaction, especially if there’s likely to be large groups or people who may be at higher risk of serious infection from COVID-19.
  • If the activity or event is being held face-to-face, follow the current community restrictions on physical distancing; including limits on the number of people allowed to gather in a space and the number of people per square metre in an indoor area.
  • For activities such as crews attending planned events, including hazard reductions, a limit of four people per vehicle continues to apply.

Follow the advice of authorities

It’s important that you continue to monitor official advice, including from NSW Health.

Our members should follow the rules around social distancing wherever possible - and we encourage the community to do so as well.

We also encourage you download the COVID Safe Application on your phone.

In the meantime, please stay safe and look out for one another during this challenging time.

Updated 4 August 2020