Joint Network Message: LALC Meetings and other Matters

28 June 2021

LALC Members Meetings:

 As per previous Network Messages, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LALCs were advised during 2020 to avoid holding members meetings unless it was absolutely critical. As the risks associated with COVID-19 eased in NSW, LALCs were encouraged to resume holding regular members meetings with appropriate COVID-19 safety management plans.
 
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak that is impacting on NSW, NSWALC and the Registrar believe that LALCs should delay holding members meetings until further advised.
 
There are currently a range of restrictions that are affecting the Greater Sydney Area and the remainder of NSW. NSWALC and the Registrar believe that while these current restrictions are in place and to ensure the safety of all LALC members, LALCs should not be holding members meetings.
 
The day-to-day operations of LALCs in the Greater Sydney Area, and for the remainder of NSW, will continue to be managed by the CEO with oversight and direction from the LALC Board. Board meetings can be still held, either in person provided social distancing measures can be maintained, or by telephone or other electronic means such as Skype, Zoom or Microsoft teams.
 
The website links below provide further information in relation to Public Health Orders and related restrictions:

NSWALC will also be taking a range of actions in relation to upcoming compliance requirements for LALCs and will provide further advice over the coming days.
 
NSWALC and the Registrar encourages all LALCs to take whatever actions they deem appropriate in order to ensure the safety of their members and staff.
 
This Network Message has been jointly authorized by NSWALC and the Registrar of the ALRA/ALRR.