The following article was updated at 9.30 am, Monday 11th January 2020.
There will be no changes for those living in regional NSW.
The following measures for Greater Sydney (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains) are effective from midnight 3 January 2020;
- You may have up to 5 visitors (including children) to your home per day
- Face masks will be mandatory in the following indoor settings: shopping (retail, supermarkets and shopping centres), public/shared transport, indoor entertainment (including cinemas and theatres), places of worship, hair and beauty premises. Face masks will also be mandatory for all staff in hospitality venues and casinos and for patrons using gaming services. Compliance will start from Monday, 4 January 2021 with $200 on the spot fines for individuals for non-compliance. Children under 12 are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.
- Gym classes reduced to 30 people.
- Places of worship and religious services limited to 1 person per 4sqm up to a maximum of 100 people per separate area.
- Weddings and funerals limited to 1 person per 4sqm up to a maximum of 100 people.
- Outdoor performances and protests reduced to 500 people.
- Controlled, outdoor gatherings (seated, ticketed, enclosed) reduced to 2,000 people.
- Night clubs not permitted.
People are still encouraged to limit non-essential gatherings and reduce their mobility where possible to further minimise the risk of transmission in the community.
Whilst these measures do not apply to areas outside Greater Sydney (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains), we urge all residents and visitors across the State to practise COVID safe behaviours and get tested even if symptoms are mild.
For businesses, the Service NSW app must be used to check-in customers by January 1, 2021. This is being enforced to help improve contact tracing.
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