This page has been established to provide the latest information on changes to our services due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as updates, alerts and resources to help during this time. It will be regularly updated as information comes to hand.
The NSW Government announced on Wednesday 15 December, 2021 that COVID-19 restrictions would ease. The new rules mean more freedoms for us all. Some of the key changes include:
You’ll only need to wear a mask on public transport, planes and at airports, or if you work indoors in hospitality and aren’t fully vaccinated, however wearing a mask continues to be encouraged where you cannot socially distance and when indoors.
Some businesses may continue requiring people to wear a mask as a condition of entry to protect the well-being of staff and customers.
There are no capacity limits and most venues are open to everyone.
COVID Safe check-ins
COVID Safe check-ins are only required for high-contact venues including hospitals, aged and disability care facilities, gyms, places of worship, funerals or memorial services, personal services (including hairdressers and beauty salons), pubs, small bars and registered clubs, nightclubs, and indoor music festivals with over 1,000 people.
Proof of vaccination
Proof of vaccination is no longer required at most venues except for indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people.
Some businesses may continue requiring customers to be fully vaccinated and request to see proof of vaccination as a condition of entry to protect the well-being of staff and customers.
Review the new NSW Rules
COVID-19 vaccination and booster
COVID-19 booster vaccinations are now available in NSW for people who have already had 2 doses. Check if you are eligible.
How to book your vaccination
Appointments are available at more than 2,000 GPs, pharmacies, Aboriginal Medical Services and NSW Health vaccination clinics across NSW. Speak to your local GP or pharmacist or visit nsw.gov.au to make a booking.
Stay COVID safe
Even as the COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more available to the NSW community, it is still important to practise COVID safe behaviour to protect yourself and others:
- Get tested immediately if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. Self-isolate until you get a negative test result.
- Stay home if unwell. Don’t attend any gatherings or have visitors to your home.
- Wash your hands often, especially after touching common surfaces. Use hand sanitiser when out and about.
Keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 case locations and information through the NSW Government website.