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COVID-19 restrictions to be tightened across NSW

The NSW Government will tighten COVID-19 restrictions around “higher risk” indoor activities as the pandemic enters a new phase of community transmission. From 12:01am next Friday (July 24) the following rules will be in force in NSW:

  • Compliance measures previously in place for pubs will be extended to restaurants, bars, cafés, and clubs. This includes limiting group bookings to a maximum of 10 people; mandatory COVID-Safe plans and registration as a COVID-Safe business; and a digital record must be created within 24 hours.

  • Weddings and corporate events will be limited to 150 people subject to the four square metre rule and registration as a COVID-Safe business. Strict COVID-Safe plans must be in place and high-risk activities including singing and dancing must not occur, and

  • Funerals and places of worship will be limited to 100 people, subject to the one person per four square metre rule and a COVID-Safe business registration.

The rules on gatherings remain the same, with up to 20 guests inside the home and 20 people for gatherings in a public place. However, as the home is a high transmission area, the NSW Chief Health Officer strongly recommends a COVID-Safe precautionary approach of limiting visitors to the home to 10 people as a general principle. Please click here for the full list of compliance regulations. Council officers, NSW Police, Liquor & Gaming inspectors and NSW Health officials are carrying out inspections across the State to ensure COVID-Safe plans are being followed. Fines and penalties apply. Information is being continuously updated on the latest COVID-19 case locations here, and includes advice on what to do if you’ve been in these areas. For the latest information about COVID-19 visit

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