The NSW government has extended lockdown for the parts of the state in the hope of getting on top of the latest Covid-19 outbreak.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced lockdown for Greater Sydney, Wollongong, the Central Coast and Blue Mountains will continue until midnight on Friday, July 16.
Premier Berejiklian announced social distancing restrictions for regional areas have also been extended.
Can people gather?
In regional NSW, visitors to households have been limited to only five guests. This includes children.
Outside of Greater Sydney, Wollongong, the Central Coast and Blue Mountains, the one person per four square metre rule has been re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals.
Up to 200 people can gather in an outdoor public place such as a park, reserve, beach, garden or public space.
What about events?
Premier Berejiklian said people in regional NSW shouldn't cancel their events, but should reassess attendance numbers.
Drinking while standing at indoor venues is also not allowed and outdoor seated events are limited to only 50 per cent seated capacity.
Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship is also banned, and dancing is not allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs.
However, dancing is allowed at weddings for the bridal party only if there is no more than 20 people.
When do I wear a mask?
The requirement to wear a face mask in all indoor areas of non-residential premises that was recently applied in greater Sydney has been extended to all of NSW.
A face mask is also required:
- At organised outdoor gatherings
- If you are on public transport
- In a major recreation facility such as a stadium or
- If you are working in a hospitality venue
The following restrictions remain in place across NSW:
- Dance and gym classes limited to 20 per class with masks to be worn
- Previous public transport capacity limits, represented by green dots, will be reintroduced
- Nightclubs must still be COVID safe, while weddings, funerals and memorial services must have and comply with a COVID-19 safety plan
- When a religious service is held in a place of public worship, the premises must have and comply with a COVID-19 Safety Plan for a place of worship
For more information about what you can do in NSW, visit the NSW Health website.