We have been advised that an amendment to the Public Health Order has been released which take effect from 12.01am on Friday, December 24. The NSW Government is taking precautionary steps to maintain its safe and measured approach as we continue to learn to live with COVID.
The following are adjustments to the NSW Government’s pandemic settings:
FROM 12:01AM FRIDAY, 24 DECEMBER 2021:
Masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including for hospitality staff and in offices, unless eating or drinking;
FROM 12:01AM MONDAY, 27 DECEMBER 2021:
QR code check-ins will be compulsory, including for hospitality venues and retail premises; and
Hospitality venues including clubs, pubs, restaurants, and cafes will move to a density limit of one (1) person per 2 square metres for indoor areas.
All settings will remain in place until Wednesday, 27 January 2022.
Extending QR check-in requirements will remind people that if they receive a notification they should be tested if they feel unwell. They should also get tested if they are directed by NSW Health or if they have symptoms.
Further to these measures, the Government is asking people to reduce mingling where they can including when eating and drinking, work from home where possible and hold events outside.
The NSW Government will continue to monitor these settings.
The NSW Government will also procure Rapid-Antigen Test kits and make them available for free to people across the State, to give additional options to people and allow those who need to get a PCR test to do so.