The NSW government has eased a number of covid restrictions across the state citing a reduction in hospitalisations and a drop in case numbers.
The restrictions said to ease from tomorrow, February 18 include:
- No density limits.
- Singing and dancing will be allowed at all hospitality venues.
- QR code check-ins will only be needed for nightclubs and music festivals.
- The previous recommendation to work from home will be left to the employer’s discretion.
From February 25, further restrictions will be eased, including:
- Masks to only be mandatory in public transport, hospitals, aged care facilities and indoor music festivals with over 1000 attendees.
- Singing and dancing to be permitted at all music festivals.
- The 20,000-person cap on music festivals set to be removed with singing and dancing allowed again.
From February 21, hotel quarantine for unvaccinated travellers will also be reduced from 14 to 7 days.
“These changes are measured and proportionate to the circumstances we find ourselves in and are particularly due can I say to the efforts of everybody across our state,” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said.
NSW recorded 9995 new cases and 14 deaths with 1447 people currently in hospital and 92 in intensive care.
Over 50 per cent of the eligible population has now received the booster dose in NSW.
Covid-19 booster vaccinations are now available in NSW. Find more information on eligibility and how to book here.