New South Wales and Sydney lockdown restrictions lift on Friday, everything you need to know.
A number of lockdown restrictions are lifting Friday May 15 2020, as Australia flattens the Covid-19 curve.
From tomorrow the rules are as follows:
Home visits: Up to 5 visitors to your home at one time allowed.
Group Gatherings: Up to 10 people can gather outside at any one time.
Public spaces: Outdoor equipment and pools to open.
Schools: Students required to attend at least one day per week
Hospitality: Restaurants, cafes, pubs can seat up to 10 patrons at one time. Takeaway service still permitted.
Weddings: Up to 10 guests.
Funerals: Up to 10 people indoor, 30 people for outdoors
Travel: Still restricted.
Staying safe rules
You must stay at home, unless you are going to:
- work (where you can’t work remotely)
- school or an educational institution
- shop for food or other goods and services
- medical reason or caring for others
By staying home you’ll help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect your community. Find out how to stay active and healthy.
You may leave home with a reasonable excuse, including to
- visit another household, provided the visitors include up to 2 adults and their dependant children
- avoid injury or illness or escape a risk of harm
- deal with emergencies or on compassionate grounds
- access childcare
- provide care or assistance (including personal care) to a vulnerable person or to provide emergency assistance
- attend a wedding (limited to a total of 5 people) or funeral (limited to a total of 10 people, excluding the person/s necessary to conduct the funeral e.g. funeral director)
- inspect a potential new place of residence or business, a potential investment property, a display home or other display premises, or attend an auction of real property
- move to a new place of residence, or between your different places of residence (a holiday is not an acceptable reason)
- donate blood
- undertake legal obligations
- access social services, employment services, services provided to victims (including as victims of crime), domestic violence services, and mental health services
- continue existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children for children who do not live in the same household as their parents or one of their parents
- if you are a priest, minister of religion or member of a religious order, go to a place of worship or to provide pastoral care.
Information from NSW authorities as at 14 May 2020.
The Sydney News Authors