COVID-19 restrictions eased

Published on 20 October 2020

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Gatherings in outdoor public spaces and group bookings at restaurants will be increased to 30 people under a relaxation of COVID-19 rules. 

From this Friday, 23 October:

  • 30 people can gather outdoors in public spaces (previously this was 20)
  • 30 customers per booking, and 30 customers per table at hospitality venues (previously the rule was a maximum of 10)
  • in addition, as of last Friday 16 October 2020, corporate functions of up to 300 people can now be held at any appropriate premises, including at restaurants, subject to a COVID-Safe plan (previously just function centres).

Additionally, from 1 December 2020, the number of people who can attend weddings will be lifted to 300 people subject to the four square metre rule indoors and two square metre rule outdoors. 

This will allow people to make plans and book venues knowing the capacity ahead of time.

Businesses wishing to take advantage of the relaxed restrictions must use electronic methods, like QR codes, to record and keep contact details.

Read the full NSW Government Media Release

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