NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has revealed that some dancing and singing restrictions will be lifted in the coming weeks across NSW, following another new day of no local cases in the state.
Berejiklian was predicted to ease these restrictions today, as the state celebrates its 38th consecutive day without a new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19. This is the longest COVID free streak the state has achieved since the beginning of the pandemic….almost a year ago.
The new restrictions in NSW from Friday morning (February 26) being put in place are as follows:
- Household gatherings can host up to 50 people.
- 30 people on the dancefloor at weddings, and doesn’t have to be the same 30 people.
- A limit of 30 people can perform or sing at places of worship. Congregations who want to sing will have to wear masks and adhere to the one person-per-four-square-metre
- Cinemas to operate at 100 per cent capacity
From Wednesday, March 17th, if all things go well, Berejiklian revealed that patrons will be allowed to stand up in indoor venues as well.
“With the rollout of the vaccine now underway, and no new locally acquired cases in NSW, we are able to make further changes towards a new COVID normal,” Berejiklian
“I thank the community for following the health advice to keep the virus at bay, however we cannot be complacent.”
Update: A previous version of this story assumed that all indoor dancing will be allowed again once standing inside venues returns. That is not what was indicted by the NSW government today.