Stadiums and theatres will be back to 100 per cent capacity, and you can dance at a pub or nightclub again from next week as the State Government announced it was easing a range of COVID-19 restrictions.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that she was optimistic about the State’s COVID recovery but still urged vigilance in the wake of the easing of restrictions.
“With no community transmission and our quarantine and frontline workers now receiving their second vaccinations, the timing is right to further ease restrictions across the state,” the Premier said.
“As we do this, it is important we don’t let our guard down and continue to check-in at venues, keep our social distance and get tested if we have even the mildest of symptoms.”
From 12.01am on Monday 29 March the following will apply:
- no caps on weddings and funerals
- no restrictions on singing including in places of worship
- no restriction on dancing including at weddings and in pubs and nightclubs
- no cap on visitors in the home (if there are more than 100 people there must be a COVID-19 Safety plan and electronic recording of visitor details)
- 200 people allowed for personal outdoor public gatherings
- all venues to move to the one person per 2sqm rule (venues will be allowed at least 25 people before the 2sqm rule applies)
- 100% seated capacity at entertainment venues including stadiums and theatres
- mask use including on public transport will move from ‘mandatory’ to ‘strongly recommended.
Businesses and other organisations must continue to ensure they keep accurate records of all attendees, including through QR codes, to ensure fast contact tracing rin the event of any community transmission.
“Today we take another big stride in the right direction, easing restrictions is important in helping businesses return to normal, it’s like a jab of confidence for the economy,” NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said.