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Covid restrictions extended for greater Sydney, with 8 LGAs in hard lockdown, including stricter mask rules and a 5km radius travel limit. Some restrictions have been eased with some construction to and a singles bubble introduced, while lockdown lifts in Orange. And there is some good news for residents of Blayney, Cabonne and Orange local government areas in the central west of the state, with the week-long lockdown now lifted.
Here are the current Covid restrictions in place in New South Wales. There is no change to the four essential reasons people are allowed to leave home:.
Shopping for food or other essential goods and services. You must shop within 10kms of home. Browsing in shops is prohibited, and only one person per household, per day may leave the home for shopping. Exercise outdoors in groups of two, who cannot travel further than 10km from their home or local government area. See here for the full list of reasonable excuses to leave your home. There are stricter rules for eight local government areas. The hard lockdown originally applied to Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool, before it was extended to Cumberland and Blacktown.
It now includes Parramatta, Georges River and Campbelltown. Masks must be worn outdoors in these eight LGAs and residents must stay within 5km of home. Residents in those LGAs cannot leave the area for work unless they are authorised workers including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, some types of transport, etc. However, the government has eased testing requirements for workers that do have to leave the area. In Fairfield, Liverpool, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, Georges River and Campbelltown, only aged care and health care workers will need to get a Covid test every three days.
In Canterbury-Bankstown all authorised workers who leave the area must continue to get a test every three days. Single bubbles have been introduced for the first time in greater Sydney. People who live alone can nominate one person, a friend or family member, who will be allowed to visit, but it must be the same person for the whole of lockdown.
They also cannot be from one of the eight LGAs in hard lockdown. For single residents in the eight LGAs subject to a hard lockdown, the person they nominate to their bubble must live within 10kms of their home.
Outdoor exercise is limited to two people. However, members of the same household gathering outdoors for exercise will be allowed to do so in groups larger than two. Supermarkets and grocery stores including butchers, bakeries, fruit and vegetable stores, liquor stores and fishmongers .
All construction to be paused; and non-urgent maintenance, including cleaning services, and repair work on residential premises to be paused. See here for a full list of which businesses are open and closed. Construction sites must have Covid safety plans. Tradespeople will also be allowed to attend homes outside of the eight hotspot LGAs as long as the work can be carried out without contact with the residents.
Year 12 students in greater Sydney will face-to-face learning on 16 August. All other year levels will continue remote learning. Currently, funerals can continue to take place, including in the locked-down areas, with a maximum of 10 people, including the person conducting the service. Attending a funeral is a reasonable excuse to leave home. If you are in greater Sydney, you cannot have visitors to your house and you must comply with the stay at home rules.
If you want to visit another person you will need a reasonable excuse to be away from your place of residence. A visitor does not include a person at the place of residence who is there:. In other parts of regional NSW, visitors to households have been limited to only five guests — including children.
Entertainment facilities, such as theatres, cinemas, music halls, concert halls and dance halls and amusement centres, such as places to play billiards, pool, pinball machines or video games are all closed. Outside of greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Wollongong, the one person per 4 sq metre rule has been re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals. Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship is also banned, and dancing is not allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs.
However, dancing is allowed at weddings for the bridal party only no more than 20 people. People outside of greater Sydney also cannot enter greater Sydney for the purposes of exercise or outdoor recreation. People can only enter greater Sydney for a funeral or memorial service, or for obtaining goods or services if those goods or services are not reasonably available outside of greater Sydney.
A person over 18 who is leaving greater Sydney must also carry evidence showing their address and produce it to a police officer on request. Other states and territories have closed their borders to parts of NSW. Each state and territory is updating guidance on travel rules individually:. New South Wales. South Australia. Western Australia.
Australian Capital Territory. Northern Territory. Outdoor public gatherings are limited in greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Wollongong to two people. In these areas, you must not participate in an outdoor public gathering, unless you are:. See here for a list of exemptions to these rules.
Outside of the areas in lockdown, up to people can gather in an outdoor public place such as a park, reserve, beach, garden or public space. For the rest of NSW, it is a requirement to wear a face mask in all indoor areas of non-residential premises.
As well as wearing a face mask in all indoor areas, you must also wear a face mask:. Anyone who leaves the home must have a mask with them at all times. They must be worn when you are working outdoors, in outdoor markets, outdoor shopping strips, and in an outdoor queues waiting for products such as coffee and food. As well as the new mask mandate, the following restrictions remain in place across NSW:.
Nightclubs must still be Covid safe, while weddings, funerals and memorial services must have and comply with a Covid safety plan. When a religious service is held in a place of public worship, the premises must have and comply with a Covid Safety Plan for a place of worship. up to receive an with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning. Due to the unprecedented and ongoing nature of the coronavirus outbreak, this article is being regularly updated to ensure that it reflects the current situation at the date of publication.
Any ificant corrections made to this or versions of the article will be footnoted in line with Guardian editorial policy. Check our full guide to the new and updated NSW coronavirus rules around wearing face masks, the 5km radius travel limit, public transport, home visitors and singing and dancing. Guardian staff. Thu 29 Jul Outside those 8 LGAs, some construction work can after a two-week ban. Reuse this content.Sex dating in East orange
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