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NSW restrictions for July amidst Victorian COVID-19 outbreak (finished)

We knew when COVID-19 started that chances were, it would continue to impact our lives for a long time. As we navigate our way out of the first wave, I feel for the Victorians who have had to move the opposite way. I can’t help but think it could be us. Well, it might not be us right now, but the fact is, that we all need to be more vigilant. Today the premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, announced new restrictions on large gatherings to reduce the risk of more clusters.

“We do not want any sort of mingling, that spreads the disease.” Ms Berejiklian said.



17/7/20 UPDATE:

From Friday 24th July:

  • The restrictions placed on pubs will extend to clubs, restaurants, cafes, and all indoor hospitality venues.
  • No changes at this stage to the 20 visitor rule, however, Dr. Chant strongly advises no more than 10.
  • Funerals at 100 (max) and the four-square-metre rule applies.
  • Weddings and corporate events, the maximum number is 150, completely seated, no dancing, no singing, no mingling, and the four-square-metre rule applies.

“We’re not going to change the number for gatherings of 20, whether it’s training together or being outdoors because we know the threat of spreading the virus outdoors is less.” the Premier said.



14/7/20 UPDATE:

From Friday 17/7/20, new rules will be introduced to pubs across NSW that will limit group bookings to a maximum of 10 people and cap the number of customers inside a venue to 300 people.

“We are at a crucial stage of the pandemic in NSW – we want venues strictly implementing their COVID-Safe plans and customers abiding by the rules of the venue they are in,” Ms Berejiklian said. “It is critical people remember when they are at a venue they remain seated. This reduces the risk of transmission,” She continued.


The guidelines include:

  • Reduction in bookings per table from 20 back to 10
  • Cap of 300 per venue at any one time
  • Compulsory registration for businesses to be COVID-safe
  • A dedicated COVID Safe Hygiene Marshall
  • An accurate digital record of patrons in attendance

For the full details head to NSW Health.




NSW Health: Tough new COVID-19 compliance measures for pubs {Accessed 16/7/20}

NSW Health: What you can and can’t do under the rules {Accessed 16/7/20}

ABC: Coronavirus Australia live news {Accessed 17/7/20}


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