Posted: Thu, 6th May 2021
Effective 6th May 2021
We are sure you have seen the new Covid cases in Sydney, and with that comes renewed restrictions. The following measures will be effective from midday today, 6 May 2021 (enforceable from 5pm) until 12:01am Monday, 10 May 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
• 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.
The Office of Sport has sought clarification from NSW Health and can advise the following information relating to community sport and recreation activities at indoor venues:
• People attending indoor venues are required to wear a mask. This includes indoor recreation facilities, gyms and pools.
• People engaging in exercise or physical activity at all indoor venues (i.e. training or competing) will not be required to wear a mask while engaging in the activity.
• Spectators WILL be required to wear a mask at indoor venues.
• The mask-wearing requirement will not apply to:
- a person aged 12 years or under and/or
- a person with a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability, that makes wearing a fitted face covering unsuitable including, for example, a skin condition, an intellectual disability, autism or trauma.