As the number of new COVID cases grows in Greater Sydney, the NSW Government announced a series of rules and restrictions that came into effect on Wednesday, 23 June.
From 4:00pm yesterday, new capacity limits apply to public and residential settings in Greater Sydney, which includes the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour Local Government Areas.
If your premises has a COVID-19 Safety Plan, you can have the greater of 25 people or 1 person per 4 square metres at your premises. This capacity limit does not apply to homes, major outdoor recreation facilities (such as stadiums), entertainment facilities (such as cinemas) and other exempted gatherings.
In Greater Sydney, up to 5 visitors may visit another household at any one time. The total number of visitors includes adults and children and a member of the hosting household is not counted as a visitor.
Patrons must be seated when consuming alcohol at indoor hospitality venues and nightclubs in Greater Sydney.
People in Greater Sydney, or that have been in Greater Sydney in the last 14 days, must wear a face mask when indoors at non-residential premises, including workplaces. Mask-wearing also applies at COVID-safe outdoor gatherings or controlled outdoor public gatherings.
Travel restrictions across metropolitan Sydney
If you live or work in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside and Woollahra local government areas, you cannot travel beyond metropolitan Sydney unless you have a reasonable excuse.
Reasonable excuses include travelling to your home, work, education, accessing food or services that can’t be obtain in metro Sydney, obtaining medical care or moving to a new home. Authorities have stated “taking a holiday” is not a reasonable excuse.