Update to COVID-19 Restrictions from Monday 29th March 2021
It's time to get on those dancing shoes. The NSW Government is easing restrictions from Monday 29th March at 12.01am and has announced a major relaxation of social distancing measures. New South Wales has seen only two cases of community transmission in the past 2 months which has allowed for further freedom.
· no caps on weddings and funerals
· no restrictions on singing including in places of worship
· no restriction on dancing including at weddings and in pubs and nightclubs
· no cap on visitors in the home (if there are more than 100 people there must be a COVID-19 Safety plan and electronic recording of visitor details)
· 200 people allowed for personal outdoor public gatherings
· all venues to move to the one person per 2sqm rule (venues will be allowed at least 25 people before the 2sqm rule applies)
· 100% seated capacity at entertainment venues including stadiums and theatres
· mask use including on public transport will move from ‘mandatory’ to ‘strongly recommended’.
Venues will still require people to check in electronically. Premier Gladys Berejiklian identified this system as "the key to our success" as venues still need to trace people in case there is an outbreak.
Chief Medical Officer, Kerry Chant, commented that restrictions are easing because NSW has been able to keep COVID under control. However she advised that people should still keep social distancing in mind when out:
"If you've got plenty of space, don't crowd within 1.5 metres of a person. But if you're with a group of friends or family that's not really necessary".
The NSW Government have also instructed that it's still important to monitor symptoms if they appear and follow the procedure of testing and isolating if unwell.
It is great news for businesses as well since a further lifting of restrictions will give a confidence boost to businesses and increase jobs across the state.
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