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Restrictions lifted in NSW for hospitality venues from December 7th

From Monday December 7th, the following will change:

  • Standing outdoors will be allowed at hospitality venues, but not indoors

  • Fifty people will be allowed on indoor dance floors

  • Up to 5,000 people will be allowed to attend outdoor ticketed events

  • There will be no upper cap on the number of people allowed to attend weddings and funerals

  • Outdoor gatherings like picnics will have their cap raised from 50 to 100 people

  • Stadiums and outdoor theatres will have a 100 per cent capacity

  • Indoor theatres will be allowed to have up to 75 per capacity Major rolling back of restrictions in NSW (more detail)

The 2sqm rule will be expanded and venue caps will be removed under a major easing of restrictions, as NSW continues to record zero cases of community transmission. From Monday (December 7), the following will be allowed: Venues including hospitality venues, retail and places of worship

  • 1 person per 2sqm (with 25 people permitted before the rule applies), except for gyms and nightclubs (1 person per 4sqm, with a maximum of 50 people allowed in gym classes or on the dancefloor at nightclubs)

Stadiums and theatres

  • Outdoors: 100 per cent seated capacity, and 1 person per 2sqm rule for unstructured seating areas.

  • Indoors: 75 per cent seated capacity.

Gatherings in outdoor public spaces

  • Up to 100 people for outdoor gatherings (up from 50).

  • Up to 5,000 people for outdoor events that are fenced, ticketed and seated (subject to the 2sqm rule).

  • Up to 3,000 people for other organised outdoor events i.e. community sport and outdoor protests (subject to the 2sqm rule).

Dance Floors

  • Up to 50 people indoors.


  • Up to 50 performers indoors, no maximum cap outdoors.

  • Advice is for congregation/audience to continue wearing masks if singing.

Under the changes, maximum capacity caps will be removed subject to the 2sqm rule for:

  • Bookings at hospitality venues

  • Weddings

  • Funerals

  • Regional agricultural shows

  • Corporate events and,

  • Religious services.

Please continue to follow this page to find out what is and isn’t permissible under the current regulations.

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