Dancing’s back, baby! Major easing of restrictions across NSW

Exciting news for NSW today, with the Premier confirming a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the state.

From Monday, there will no longer be any restrictions on weddings and funerals, which will come as a massive relief for hundreds of brides and grooms to-be.

Dancing and singing at weddings, pubs, nightclubs and places of worship has also been given the green light.


While capacity limits at homes have also been scrapped.

“For those of you fortunate enough to have large homes, if you have more than 100 people you must make sure all of them are registered electronically so we have a record of who they are,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

Mask wearing is no longer mandatory, however, people are being encouraged to wear one if they cannot social distance.

“We appreciate many more people will be catching public transport and while masks are not compulsory it is our strongest advice that if you feel you are on a service which is during the peak hour where you cannot maintain social distancing, we strongly recommend you wear a mask,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Stadiums and Theatres can return to 100 per cent capacity, while all venues across the state, including gyms, will move to the one person per two square metre rule.

“With no community transmission and our quarantine and frontline workers now receiving their second vaccinations, the timing is right to further ease restrictions across the state,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“However these easing of restrictions will only work if all of us stay Covid-safe. What does that mean? It means good social distancing, most importantly, it means registering QR codes wherever we go.”

NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Three new cases were acquired overseas and detected in hotel quarantine.