As a social isolation enforcement measure during the coronavirus pandemic the New South Wales Government has enacted "Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020" (Order). The Order prohibits gatherings of more than 2 persons. However, there are exceptions when attending certain functions, including funerals:

 

Part 3    Gatherings of more than 2 persons

6         Direction of Minister concerning gatherings of more than 2 persons

  • The Minister directs that a person must not participate in a gathering in a public place of more than 2 persons.
  • Subclause (1) does not apply to the following—
    • a gathering referred to in Schedule 2,
    • a gathering of persons for the purposes of work,
    • a gathering of persons all of whom are members of the same household,
    • a gathering for a wedding at which there are no more than 5 persons (including the person conducting the service),
    • a gathering for a funeral service at which there are no more than 10 persons (including the person conducting the service),
    • a gathering to facilitate a move to a new place of residence (including a business moving to new premises),
    • a gathering to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person,

 

Part 4    Closure of certain premises

7         Directions of Minister concerning closure of certain premises

(1) The Minister directs that the following must not be open to members of the public except as provided in this clause—

  • pubs and registered clubs, except for the purposes of—
    • selling food or beverages for persons to consume off the premises, or
    • if the premises include hotel or motel accommodation, providing that accommodation including by providing food or beverages to persons using that accommodation to consume in their rooms,
  • food and drink premises (other than pubs), except for the purposes of— (i) selling food or beverages for persons to consume off the premises, or
    • if the premises are part of hotel or motel accommodation, providing food or beverages to persons using that accommodation to consume in their rooms, or
    • if the premises are part of a shopping centre, selling food or beverages for persons to consume outside of the shopping centre, or
    • selling food or beverages to truck drivers or their passengers at a truck stop (whether for consumption on or off the premises),

Note. Food or beverages can also be sold at truck stops to persons other than truck drivers or their passengers for consumption off the premises.

  • entertainment facilities,

Note. The streaming of a live performance would not be prohibited as the venue is not open to the public.

  • amusement centres,
    • casinos, except for the purposes of, if the premises include hotel or motel accommodation, providing that accommodation including by providing food or beverages to persons using that accommodation to consume in their rooms,
      •  micro-breweries or small distilleries holding a drink on-premises authorisation under the Liquor Act 2007 or cellar door premises, except for the purposes of selling food or beverages for persons to consume off the premises,
    • recreation facilities (indoor),
    • places of public worship, except for the purposes of conducting the following—
      • a wedding service at which there are no more than 5 persons (including the person conducting the service),
      • a funeral service at which there are no more than 10 persons (excluding persons necessary for the conduct and preparation of the funeral),
      • a service that is being streamed or otherwise recorded at which only the persons conducting the service and persons involved in enabling it to be streamed or recorded are present,
    • business premises that are spas, nail salons, beauty salons, waxing salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlours or massage parlours,

NOTE: If you are in a jurisdiction other than New South Wales check with State or local government about restrictions on gatherings and movement. There are links on the CCANSW COVID-19 Information Page.