Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Mon 01 Jun
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The health and safety of visitors, employees and other workers here at Sydney Fish Market is our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and are complying with and responding immediately to all guidelines which are issued by the Australian Department of Health and the NSW Department of Health.

In line with other public spaces and facilities, we have implemented standard precautionary measures at Sydney Fish Market, including hand sanitisation points throughout the site and an increased cleaning regime of common touch points across our retail and operational areas.

Staff and site workers have been reminded about preventative measures and we ask that all site users adopt considerate hygiene practices, including covering coughs and sneezes with the elbow, regularly and thoroughly washing hands and utilising the hand sanitisers provided.

There have been no cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infected staff, workers or visitors notified at Sydney Fish Market.


Retail stores remain open
From Monday, 1 June, Sydney Fish Market retailers are able to extend their seated dining offer, of up to a maximum of 50 people per tenancy, dependant on maintaining an average density of 4 square metres per person. Please contact individual retailers for information about their dine in availability and offerings. Contact information for each retailer is available on our Retailers page.

Please note, shared seating areas including Sydney Fish Market’s boardwalk still remains closed.

Friday, 15 May: On Friday May 15th, NSW moved to ‘Step 1’ of the Australian Government’s ‘Framework for a COVIDSafe Australia’. Under ‘Step 1’, cafes and restaurants are now permitted to seat up to 10 patrons at one time whilst maintaining an average density of 4 square metres per person.

This means a number of Sydney Fish Market’s food service tenants will be able to offer seated dining. Please contact individual retailers for information about their dine in availability and offerings. Contact information for each retailer is available on our Retailers page.

Please note, shared seating areas including Sydney Fish Market’s boardwalk remain closed for the time being.

We ask that all patrons at Sydney Fish Market continue to respect social distancing requirements including maintaining 1.5m distance from others. If you are unwell, please remain at home.

Thursday, 30 April: Sydney Fish Market continues to operate under a Covid-19 Management Plan including social distancing requirements. During peak periods, such as weekends, we will also have in place temperature testing as well as a one-way pedestrian flow in the retail arcade. We ask that all visitors shop with patience and respect for others, including maintaining a 1.5 metre distance from others at all times.


Thursday, 9 April: Sydney Fish Market will be open for the Easter Long Weekend, with extended trading hours on Good Friday (April 10).

  • Click here to view our Easter Management plan
  • Click here to view our event listing


As of Tuesday, 31 March, Sydney Fish Market remains open for business, although under these extenuating circumstances, individual store hours may vary. Please contact our individual retailers for more information about specific store hours.

Many of our retailers are now accepting online orders and are making deliveries. Please click here for more detailed information.

For the time being, Sydney Fish Market has suspended all non-essential access to the auction area (back-of-house). This includes a temporary suspension of our flagship Behind the Scenes Tours as well as the Brunch Tour.

Sydney Fish Market is observing safe social distancing measures, and asks all visitors to site to ensure they keep a minimum of 1.5 metres distance from each other.


Sydney Seafood School
As of Monday, 23 March, Sydney Seafood School has suspended all face-to-face classes for the short term. Guests with bookings for general public classes in March and April will be contacted directly.

Please click here for more detailed information.

 

Auction Supplier and Buyer Update
As of Tuesday, 24 March, Sydney Fish Market has sought and received urgent clarification from the NSW Health department who have confirmed that as a crucial food market, Sydney Fish Market’s auction is exempt from the ban and should continue to operate.

Please click here for more detailed information.


We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page accordingly. 

For further health enquiries please contact the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line 1800 020 080 or the healthdirect hotline 1800 022 222. You can also visit www.health.gov.au.