10 days with no locally acquired cases!
Although authorities are hesitant to claim that the virus has been eliminated in NSW, this very may well be the case after the state recorded a 10th straight day with no community transmissions. Subsequently, NSW will be easing restrictions across Sydney, Wollongong, the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast. (Featured image: @voneciacarswell)
These changes will come into effect from 12.01am on 29 January.
– Households will now be able to have up to 30 people over
– Outdoor gatherings have been raised to 50 people
– Up to 300 people will be able to attend weddings and funerals so long as the four-square-metre rule was respected
– Face masks will no longer be mandatory in supermarkets and shopping centres.
However, they must still be worn on public transport, in places of worship, in hair and beauty salons, and if you are a frontline worker. Hospo workers must also keep on wearing face masks.
Speaking to the media, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has said that if cases remain low or at zero, then restrictions would be eased for hospitality venues and places of worship in a fortnight. Only then will businesses be able to revert back to the two-square-metre rule. For now, though, businesses will need to abide by the four-square-metre rule with there being no caps on the number of people allowed in hospitality venues and places of worship.
For more info, check the NSW Government website.