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Auction houses (including residential sales, tenancy open houses and saleyards)

Resources and guidance on how to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan, register and stay in business.

Electronic check-in is mandatory

Patron check-in at business premises that are used for auction houses, other than clearing houses, must be completed using electronic methods such as a QR code.

The Service NSW COVID Safe Check-in is strongly recommended as a free, secure and convenient system, but any electronic method that meets the record keeping requirements can be used.

How many people are allowed

Full details are provided in the physical distancing section of the COVID-19 Safety Plan.


Auctions and open houses Maximum capacity summary

Capacity must not exceed one visitor per 2 square metres of space. Children count towards the capacity limit.

In Greater Sydney, indoor areas must not exceed one person per 4 square metres of publicly accessible space.

Note: ‘Greater Sydney’ means Greater Sydney as defined by the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020.


COVID-19 Safety Plans are mandatory for business premises used as auction houses

Under Public Health Orders you must develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan for business premises used as an auction house, to protect the health of workers and clients.

Complete the plan in consultation with staff, then share it with them.

Businesses should also consider the benefits of registering as COVID Safe.

Keep your plan up to date

You may need to update the plan in the future, as restrictions and advice changes.

Business premises used as auction houses will need to have an up to date plan on the premises at all times and be able to show it to an authorised officer if requested.

Your COVID-19 Safety Plan

You can either:

  • use the provided COVID-19 Safety Plan to address the checklist of matters for auction houses (including residential sales, tenancy open houses and saleyards)
  • keep using your existing plan, if you have one, after making sure it includes all the items in the provided COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan

Things to note:

Register as a COVID Safe business

If you've completed your COVID-19 Safety Plan, you can register as COVID Safe.

Register as a COVID Safe business


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