Does this apply to you, your neighbour, your family member, friend or AirBnB guest? Anyone from the Northern Beaches who has travelled outside the area from December 10 for a holiday or other travel, is now also required to get tested and isolate at their place of residence until a negative result is received. To protect the people of NSW from the evolving Northern Beaches COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions will be introduced for Greater Sydney from tonight.
Following updated health advice about the growing risk to the community, the following restrictions will be introduced at 11.59pm for the greater metropolitan Sydney region:
Household gatherings will be limited to 10 visitors (until 11:59pm on December 23)
The one person per four square metre rule will be reintroduced for all indoor settings including hospitality venues and places of worship
A cap of 300 people will apply for hospitality venues and places of worship
Singing and chanting at indoor venues will not be allowed, and
Dancefloors will not be permitted, except for weddings, when a maximum of 20 from the bridal party will be permitted.
People in the Greater Sydney area and the Central Coast, Illawarra-Shoalhaven, and Nepean-Blue Mountains are also asked not to visit aged care facilities until 11.59pm on December 23, unless it is critical.
‘Stay at home’ orders for residents in the Northern Beaches Local Government Area (LGA) will also continue until 11.59pm on December 23.
These residents must stay home unless it is for an essential reason.
The four reasons Northern Beaches LGA residents may leave their home include:
Shopping for food or other goods and services
Medical care or compassionate needs
Work or education, where you cannot work from home.
People should only enter the Northern Beaches LGA for essential purposes. Residents across Greater Sydney should also limit unnecessary activity in coming days. These restrictions are designed to reduce the risk of further community transmission. NSW Health is urging anyone with symptoms to get tested. Due to increasing COVID-19 case numbers in NSW, NSW Health strongly recommends all people in NSW wear a mask at all times when in indoor areas.
The areas where masks should be worn include:
-Shopping centres and supermarkets
-Aged care facilities
Situations where mask use is not expected include:
-In your home
-Infants or young children unable to tolerate mask use
-Where there is a relevant medical condition
There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.