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.


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Funerals, memorial services and wakes

  • The maximum number of people who may attend a funeral is the maximum number of people allowed on the premises, which is one person per 4 square metres.
  • Places of public worship, funeral homes or crematoriums can have up to 50 attendees (without the 4 square metre rule) provided non-household contacts can maintain 1.5 metres of physical distance.
  • Funerals at a place of residence can have the greater of 50 people or one person per 4 square metres of space.
  • People attending the service will be required to supply their name and contact details so that they can be used for contact tracing.

Read common questions about attending funerals, memorial services and wakes.