The @CCA_of_NSW has received an update from NSW Health about the COVID-19 restrictions in NSW under the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 and the Public Health (COVID-19 Northern Beaches) Order 2020
Amendments to the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 commenced on 21 December 2020. Under the amended Order, the number of people who may attend a funeral at a place of public worship in Greater Sydney (which includes Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong) is one person per 4 square metres of space or 300 people, whatever is lesser. The number of people who may attend a funeral at a venue other than a place of public worship in Greater Sydney is restricted to one person per 4 square metres of space. Funerals that are held at venues outside of Greater Sydney are restricted to one person per 2 square metres of space.
Under the Order the Greater Sydney region comprises the following local government areas - Bayside, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown, Central Coast, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Hunter’s Hill, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, The Hills Shire, Waverley, Willoughby, Wollondilly, Wollongong and Woollahra.
The Public Health (COVID-19 Northern Beaches) Order 2020 commenced on 19 December 2020. Under the Order the Minister directs that a person must not leave their place of residence without a reasonable excuse. A funeral is listed as a reasonable in Schedule 1 of the Order. A funeral service at which there are no more than 100 persons (including the person conducting the service) is permitted under the Order. If a person from the Northern Beaches is attending a funeral outside of the Northern Beaches local government area, then the maximum number of people permitted to attend the service is 100 (subject to the 4 square metre rule for Greater Sydney or the 2 square metre rule elsewhere).
Restrictions will be reviewed on the 23 December. We will provide another update after new Public Health Orders are made available.
We could encourage you to continue monitoring the latest updates on the NSW Government website.