NSW Restrictions On Theatres, Cinemas & Concerts To Ease Next Week


The NSW government has announced an easing up of restrictions on entertainment venues.

Life for NSW residents is starting to look a little more normal with restrictions easing up on theatres, cinemas, concert halls and corporate events as of next week, reports the ABC.

The venues will now be allowed up to 50% capacity with ticket caps at 1000. Corporate events can have up to 300 attendees.

Yesterday it was announced weddings could have up to 20 people from the bridal party on the dance floor and that community sports would allow a second parent to be present. School sports, excursions and camps will also return to normal for term four. 

So, what can’t you currently do in NSW? Well, the 20 person limit on indoor and outdoor gatherings remains in place. Bookings at restaurants and cafés are still limited to 10 people. Weddings and events are limited to a maximum of 150 people, and funerals and places of worship can accommodate a maximum of100 people.

On the plus side, however, as of yesterday (Thursday), NSW residents are allowed into SA without having to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Also announced this week is the northern NSW border opening up to QLD. Residents in 41 NSW postcodes including Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Glen Innes will be allowed into the Sunshine State. 

TAS, VIC, WA and the NT remain closed to NSW residents.

NSW reported four new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Three were from returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

If your head is a little scrambled, make sure you pop over to WHO.int to get all of your official COVID-19 updates.

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