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Latest news & restrictions COVID-19 in NSW Australia

Due to increasing COVID-19 case numbers in NSW, NSW Health strongly recommends

The areas where masks should be worn include:

Remember, COVID-19 spreads more easily indoors and in settings where you can’t physically distance.

Situations where mask use is not expected include: • In your home • Infants or young children unable to tolerate mask use • Where there is a relevant medical condition

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit:


Restrictions for Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Wollongong

In response to an increase in COVID-19 cases, changes to restrictions are being introduced under a Public Health Order. These rules and restrictions apply to Greater Sydney, the Central Coast and Wollongong from Monday 21 December 2020.

The following restrictions are now in place:

The number of visitors allowed in a place of residence will be limited to 10 people. The total number of visitors includes adults and children. The limit to the number of visitors applies until midnight on 23 December 2020.

A maximum of 10 people are permitted in holiday homes and short-term rentals unless everyone is from the same household.

This applies until midnight on 23 December 2020. However, for premises that had already been rented out to more than 10 people before 21 December, the people can continue to stay there.

Existing capacity requirements of 1 person per 2 square metres will be tightened to 1 person per 4 square metres in indoor areas.

A maximum of 300 people, subject to the 1 person per 4 square metres rule applies for each separate area of; hospitality venues and places of public worship.

Religious services held indoors are limited to a maximum of 300 people, subject to the 1 person per 4 square metres rule.

Singing and chanting at indoor venues will not be allowed.

Dance floors will not be permitted, except for weddings, where a maximum of 20 people from the bridal party will be permitted.

For information about what you can and can’t do under the rules, and a list of Local Government Areas affected by the changes, visit


Wellbeing support

The Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line

Senior Australians, their families and carers can call the Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line if they:

  • would like to talk with someone about the COVID-19 restrictions and the impact on them

  • are feeling lonely or are worried about a loved one

  • are caring for someone and need some information or a listening ear

  • need help or advice about changing the aged care services they are currently receiving

  • need help to access new care services or essential supplies such as shopping

  • are concerned about a friend or family member living with dementia

Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line

The Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line provides information and support to senior Australians, their families and carers. Call Monday to Friday, except public holidays, from 8.30am to 6pm.


This information was gathered from the Australian Health Government website and is used as a reputable source of information to assist the public.


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