COVID-19 restrictions ease in NSW

South western Sydney residents are urged to continue to practise physical distancing and good hand hygiene with the easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

From 1 June the following is allowed in NSW:

  • Travel to regional NSW for a holiday
  • Visits to museums, galleries and libraries
  • Pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants can have up to 50 customers
  • Beauty and nail salon operators can begin treatments under strict COVID-safe guidelines
  • Places of worship can have up to 50 people
  • Funerals can have up to 50 people
  • Weddings can have up to 20 people.

From 13 June, gyms, yoga and dance studios, indoor pools and saunas and massage parlours will be permitted to reopen. Children’s community sport will be allowed to restart from 1 July.

People should not leave their home if they have even the mildest symptoms such as tiredness, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath.

Extra care should also be taken when visiting people who are aged over 70 or anyone with a pre-existing health condition. Maintain a physical distance of more than 1.5 metres where possible and consider using the available outdoor areas such as the backyard or veranda when visiting someone’s home. Above all, do not visit even if you have the mildest of symptoms.

Visitor limits at south western Sydney public hospitals remain unchanged with one visitor permitted per patient at a time.

The most important weapons against the spread of COVID-19 are maintaining high rates of testing, practising physical distancing, washing your hands and staying home if you show even the slightest symptoms.

Self-isolation and quarantine for people returning from overseas travel, diagnosed with COVID-19 or who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 continues to apply.

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