From Friday 23rd October new restrictions
New COVID-19 compliance measures for pubs
New rules will be introduced to pubs across NSW that will limit group bookings to a maximum of 30 people
From this Friday, 23 October:
- 30 people can gather outdoors in public spaces (previously this was 20)
- 30 customers per booking, and 30 customers per table at hospitality venues (previously the rule was a maximum of 10)
- in addition, as of last Friday 16 October 2020, corporate functions of up to 300 people can now be held at any appropriate premises, including at restaurants, subject to a COVID-Safe plan (previously just function centres).
Additionally, from 1 December 2020, the number of people who can attend weddings will be lifted to 300 people subject to the four square metre rule indoors and two square metre rule outdoors.
This will allow people to make plans and book venues knowing the capacity ahead of time.
“It is vital as we ease restrictions people continue to do the right thing, stay home if unwell and get tested, even with the most minimal of symptoms,”
Businesses wishing to take advantage of the relaxed restrictions must use electronic methods, like QR codes, to record and keep contact details.
As our community becomes more active and gets back to business, it’s important that we
- follow the rules about gatherings, self-isolation and quarantine
- maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres from others
- practise good hand hygiene
- stay active and healthy
- take extra care if you’re around vulnerable people
- get tested if you have any symptoms, even if they are only mild
- follow NSW Health advice about staying home while you are waiting for test results.
Stay up-to-date on the NSW latest rule changes: what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules