Today, Friday 9th July 2021, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that due to the growing number of infectious cases in the community and unlinked cases of community transmission, COVID-19 restrictions will be tightened across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour. 44 new local COVID-19 cases were reported today, the highest the State has seen.
From 5pm today (Friday, 9 July) the following additional restrictions will be in place:
- Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding members of the same household);
- People must stay in their Local Government Area or within 10kms of home for exercise and outdoor recreation, with no carpooling between non-household members; (Note: Tradies are allowed to carpool when travelling for the purpose of essential work, masks must be worn.)
- Browsing in shops is prohibited, plus only one person per household, per day may leave the home for shopping;
- Funerals are limited to ten people in total (this will take effect from Sunday, 11 July).
The four reasons to leave your home remain in place:
- Shopping for food or other essential goods and services (one person only);
- Medical care or compassionate needs (only one visitor can enter another residence to fulfil carers’ responsibilities or provide care or assistance, or for compassionate reasons);
- Exercise with no more than 2 (unless members of the same household)
- Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.
Restrictions in regional NSW will remain unchanged.
View the full press release here.
An in-depth description of the current restrictions can be found here.
Find an explanation of QR code rules here.
How to register as a COVID safe business can be found here.