Covid restrictions tightened

COVID-19 restrictions have been temporarily tightened.

Given the latest cases of community transmission and updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant, the following measures will be effective until 12:01am Monday, May 10 for the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains):
• visitors to households will be limited to 20 guests – including children;
• masks will be compulsory on public transport and in all public indoor venues, such as retail, theatres, hospitals, aged care facilities and for front-of-house hospitality staff (except in a hospitality venue when eating or drinking);
• drinking while standing up at indoor venues will not be allowed;
• singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed; and
• dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings with a strong recommendation that no more than 20 people should be on the dancefloor at any one time
visitors to aged care facilities will be limited to two people.
It is also strongly recommended the community avoids mingling in large groups over the coming days, and is careful not to put our most vulnerable at risk.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the three day restrictions would help reduce the risk of a super spreading event.
“These measures are proportionate to the risk and will help reduce further cases of community transmission,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“To allow our health authorities to do their excellent work it is critical the community continues to keep their physical distance, get tested with even the mildest of symptoms and importantly continues to use the Service NSW app to check into venues.”