As health authorities rush to contain a fast-evolving coronavirus outbreak of thestrain, stay-at-home orders will come into force across four Sydney local government areas.
Gathering limits and compulsory mask rules will extend until midnight on Friday, July 2, for the, including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, and Shellharbour.
The Commonwealth has extended its hotspot declaration for the City of Sydney, Waverley, Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West, and Randwick to cover the same period, paving the way for eligible Sydneysiders affected by restrictions to.
Authorities hope the new restrictions will slow the outbreak, whichhas described as the “scariest” period for the state since the beginning of the pandemic.
Here’s what you need to know.
From 11.59 pm on Friday, anyone who lives or works in the local government areas of Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick, and the City of Sydney can only leave theirfor important reasons.
These include: buying essential supplies for, receiving or giving care, and for outdoor exercise in groups of 10 people or fewer.
Theon July 2.
At this stage, there are nocan leave the house.
People should also limit non-essential travel to the affected areas.
Anyone who lives or works in the, Inner West, and Bayside, are also barred from leaving metropolitan Sydney for any non-essential reason.
have also asked residents across Greater Sydney who are not under stay-at-home orders to limit unnecessary activity and avoid large gatherings.
Visitors to households are limited to five guests,, for residents outside the locked-down areas in Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, and Shellharbour.
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Outdoor seated events can go ahead but at 50 percent activity.
The “one person per four square meters” rule has been reintroduced for all indoor and outdoor settings.
Face masks compulsory
are compulsory in indoor non-residential settings where patrons are not eating or drinking.
These venues include supermarkets, workplaces,, and organized outdoor events.
More information – including the complete list of rules – is available on thewebsite.
Restrictions for bars, restaurants, and clubs
Singing and dancing at indoor venues outside the four local government areas have been outlawed. Patrons are also required to remain seated while drinking.
“We don’t want any mingling.” Ms. Berejiklian said. “All people must be seated in any setting”.
Singing has also been banned in religious and worship settings.
Gym classes limited
Dance and gym classes are limited to 20 people, who are also required tofor the duration of the activity.
People working out at gymsmask.
Some changes to weddings and funerals
Dancing is still permitted at weddings for the bridal party only, which must not exceed 20 people.
The “one person per four square meters” rule applies to weddings and funerals.
Interstate and trans-Tasman travel
All states and territories have introducedoutbreak.
Victoria has declared the City of Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra, Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West, and Randwick local government areas red zones under their travel permit system, barring people who have recently been in the areas from.
Queensland has applied similar rules to, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, and Shellharbour. In contrast, South for anyone in New South Wales since June 11 (baring border communities).
has also closed its border to travelers from NSW.
Thehas declared Greater Sydney a hot spot, forcing arrivals from these areas to undergo a 14-day supervised quarantine. Tasmania has banned travelers from high-risk without an exemption.
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