The following article was updated at 9am, Friday 26 February 2021.

Restrictions across Greater Sydney and NSW are now as follows:

  • 50 visitors will now be allowed in the home

  • 30 people allowed to dance at weddings, with rotation on and off the dance floor

  • Increased class limits for gyms to 50 people (currently 30) subject to the 4sqm rule

  • Number of performers singing indoors increased to 30 (currently 5) subject to physical distancing requirements

  • Singing by congregants allowed in places of worship if masks are worn and subject to one person per 4sqm (currently no congregant singing allowed, with one per 2sqm permitted in places of worship)

  • Increase capacity for cinemas to 100%

  • If current trends continue, drinking while standing up at indoor venues will be allowed in three weeks’ time (from Wednesday 17 March).

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the easing of restrictions was due to the support of the NSW community.

“With the rollout of the vaccine now underway, and no new locally acquired cases in NSW, we are able to make further changes towards a new ‘COVID normal’,” Ms Berejiklian said. “I thank the community for following the health advice to keep the virus at bay. However, we cannot become complacent.”

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said while household gathering restrictions have been eased, people are urged to remember COVID-19 can be transmitted more easily in crowded indoor settings.

“Don’t attend these types of events if you have COVID-19 symptoms – instead get tested immediately and self-isolate. If holding these gatherings, please use outdoor settings and well ventilated spaces where available and avoid overcrowding to reduce the risk of COVID transmission,” Dr Chant said.

All residents and visitors across the State are encouraged to practise COVID safe behaviours and get tested even if symptoms are mild.

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For businesses

For businesses, the Service NSW app must be used to check-in customers. This is being enforced to help improve contact tracing.

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