Just a reminder that restrictions in NSW due to the COVID-19 pandemic are changing this week (21st & 24th July 2020). Here are the key ones and links to more information:
COVID-19 restrictions to be tightened across NSW
From midnight this Friday (July 24) the NSW Government will tighten COVID-19 restrictions around “higher risk” indoor activities as the pandemic enters a new phase of community transmission.
Compliance measures previously in place for pubs will be extended to restaurants, bars, cafés, and clubs.
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.
Victoria-NSW border restrictions tightened
The NSW Government has established a strict new border zone, tightened permit conditions and strengthened enforcement powers to further restrict entry to NSW for Victorians after a record number of COVID-19 cases in the southern state.
From midnight Tuesday July 21 a border zone, clearly defined along the Murray River, will restrict entry to NSW for Victorians to extremely limited purposes.
Under the new measures NSW border residents will be restricted in their reasons for travelling into the Victorian side of the border zone. If they travel beyond the border zone into Victoria, they will be required to self-isolate upon return for 14 days.
Any other NSW resident who crosses the Murray River, or otherwise enters Victoria or has been there in the last 14 days, will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on their return to NSW.
All NSW residents are strongly urged not to travel to Victoria.
Authorities will have greater enforcement powers to stop people entering NSW and to direct people who are not NSW residents to leave if they present an unacceptable health risk.
All currently issued border permits and any issued between now and the commencement of the border zone will expire at midnight on Tuesday and people will have to reapply for a new permit if they remain eligible.
The conditions imposed on border permits are also being tightened. For the full list of revised conditions please click here.
Border residents can check the Service NSW site to determine if their address falls within the newly established border restrictions zone.
Border restrictions FAQs are currently being updated and will be available shortly.
You can find out more on the current measures by clicking here.