1:00pm, 6th May, 2021
The NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has announced the temporary reimposition of some COVID-19 restrictions.
The restrictions are effective from 5pm today (6 May) until 12.01am Monday, 10 May 2021.
Restrictions apply to ‘Greater Sydney’
The restrictions will apply to the ‘Greater Sydney’ region, which includes the Blue Mountains as well as the Wollongong and Central Coast local government areas (LGAs). These are the same areas which were subjected to restrictions following the Northern Beaches outbreak in December 2020.
Mandatory face masks
The temporary restrictions include mandatory mask wearing in certain indoor public venues.
No standing while drinking
Patrons must remain seated whilst consuming alcohol in indoor areas of the venue.
Singing and dancing prohibited
Dancing is prohibited in indoor areas of the venue. However, dancing is permitted at weddings with the strong recommendation that there be no more than 20 people at any one time on the dancefloor at a wedding.
Furthermore, singing by audiences in indoor areas is prohibited. This means that venues may still host a live performance featuring a vocalist, on the condition that audience members wear masks and are discouraged from singing along.
No changes to capacity
There have been no changes to the capacity limits of hospitality venues. Capacity of the venue is determined in accordance with 1 patron per 2 square metres in both indoor and outdoor areas.
Service NSW check-in
There are no changes to the requirements for patrons to check in using the Service NSW app.
Venues are advised that the NSW Government will likely issue a new COVID-19 checklist for hospitality venues.
Restrictions are temporary
Unless extended, the restrictions will expire at 12.01am on Monday, 10 May 2021.
For more information or any questions, please contact the ClubsNSW Members Enquiries Centre.