From 1st July 2020, NSW will once again see more changes to the restrictions imposed following COVID-19. Further restrictions will be eased. These changes are coming into place due to the limited amount of community transmission in our state. It’s important to remember that we must continue to frequently wash our hands, practice social distancing, and get COVID-19 tested if we have any symptoms.
‘The community has worked incredibly hard over the past few months which has allowed us to be where we are today.’ – Gladys Berejiklian
Changes from July 1st
So, what do these changes mean to us? From Wednesday 1st July the restriction changes include:
- There will no longer be an upper limit to the number of people allowed inside an indoor venue. The number will be determined based on the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule. All activity must be seated and these rules include function centres.
- Sporting and cultural events held at outdoor venues where the maximum capacity is 40,000 are now allowed to open up to 25% of their capacity level. These events must be seated and ticketed and adhere to strict guidelines.
- Funerals will now be open to any number of people as long as the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule is adhered to.
There is NO change to the number of people you can invite into your home or you can meet up with at an outside gathering. This number remains at 20 people including children as a maximum in both situations.
The Treasurer for NSW, Dominic Perrotet, said these changes are vital for the economy of our state.
‘We have made the investments needed in our health system and now we need to get our economy firing on all cylinders.’ – Dominic Perrotet
The Health Minister, Brad Hazzard is keen that our community continues to consider the health of themselves, their family, and their community. It is important to continue to assume the virus hasn’t gone and with no effective treatment or vaccine in sight we must remain vigilant.
Wash your hands, practice social distancing, and get tested if you have any symptoms.
Looking for previous easing of restrictions in NSW? Check what happened in June 2020.
NSW Government: Further COVID-19 restrictions set to ease from 1 July