Sydney's COVID Restrictions Will Tighten Up From 5pm Tonight

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian described the restrictions as a proportionate response to two new community cases of COVID-19.

For those of you in the Greater Sydney area, a few new COVID restrictions are set to come into effect from 5pm today, following this morning's announcement from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

The premier says that those in the Greater Sydney region must wear indoor masks at public places for the next three days, including public transport.

She also announced that no singing or dancing is allowed to happen in indoor venues (so if that's how you've been spending your evenings, please stop being so goddamn jolly). This includes places of worship and entertainment venues. Weddings are exempt, though – as are dancers or singers performing in a show.

Finally, you can't have more than 20 people visiting you at home.

Again, the restrictions take effect from 5pm today, though Gladys stressed that it's best to adhere to the new rules right away if possible. They will remain in place until 12.01am on Monday, May 10th.

Get across the finer details over at ABC News.

Written by Reena Gupta, a Melbourne-based writer for MTV Australia. Follow her on Twitter at @purpletank.

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