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NSW recorded a 10th straight day without a locally acquired COVID-19 case, resulting in simplified restrictions on gatherings and loose rules on the use of masks

NSW will lift a number of restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings, as well as mandatory face masks in stores, as it hits 10 consecutive days without a new local COVID-19 case

The state recorded no local COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. Tuesday, as well as two cases among travelers in hotel quarantine

Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian announced on Wednesday afternoon that the assembly and function restrictions would abate from Friday

NSW residents could invite up to 30 people to their homes, while picnics and other outdoor gatherings – including courtyards – could accommodate 50 people

The attendee caps at weddings and funerals have been raised to 300 people, while caps have been removed for corporate events, religious gatherings, and restaurants altogether. However, the “four square meters” rule still applies

Ms. Berejiklian said restrictions restricting the venue to one person per four square meters could be changed to two square meters within 14 days

“We have the most robust quarantine system in Australia, but we know there is no perfect system and there is a risk of an outbreak,” Ms. Berejiklian told reporters

“We need to make sure we don’t create a very common event in this case”

Given the low level of community broadcasting in NSW, restrictions will be relaxed from 12 Friday, May 29 January, 01:00 a.m. You can find more information under the link: https: // tco / 7FSkPXlu6k BildTwittercom / O5yhGwD5Ho

The rules for using masks in the Greater Sydney area would also change as their use is no longer mandatory in retail environments

However, residents will still be required to wear a mask in public transport, at religious gatherings, in play rooms and when working in restaurants

Ms. Berejiklian said the use of masks on public transport is important in getting CBD workers in Sydney back to office work

“In terms of the public, we recommend a mask if you can’t guarantee social distancing, but it’s not mandatory if you go retail or if you are a retail clerk or, obviously, if you visit a hotel,” said Mrs. Berejiklian

Current rules dictate that masks are mandatory indoors in Greater Sydney, the Central Coast and Wollongong, while five visitors are allowed at home and a maximum of 30 people can gather outside

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They also called for higher COVID-19 test rates, with less than 10000 tests in NSW were recorded in the 24 hours through 8pm on Tuesday

“The persistently low test numbers are cause for concern as the virus may still be present in the community,” said Dr Jeremy McAnulty in a statement

People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 meters away from others Check your jurisdiction’s restrictions on collecting limits If you are experiencing symptoms of the cold or flu, stay home and schedule a test by calling or having your doctor Contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline at 1800 020 080. News and information are available in 63 languages ​​at sbscomau / coronavirus

Please review the relevant guidelines for your state or territory: NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, ACT, Tasmania

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