New Sydney Covid lockdown restrictions: latest update to NSW coronavirus rules explained

New restrictions have been announced, this page has been updated with the latest information. Follow the live blog for the latest updates.

Lockdown restrictions for greater シドニー, including residents in the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool local government areas, as well as the Central Coast, ブルーマウンテンズとウロンゴン, are in place until 30 7月.

The tighter lockdown is aimed at achieving zero new Covid cases who have been infectious in the community – something NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has set as a requirement to easing restrictions.

Here are the current Covid restrictions in place in ニューサウスウェールズ州.

People cannot leave their homes unless it is for one of the four essential reasons:

See ここに for the full list of reasonable excuses to leave your home.

Residents in the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool local government areas cannot leave the area unless they are authorised workers (including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, some types of transport, etc). Those who do have to leave the area must have a Covid-19 test every three days.

From 11.59pm on 17 July all retail premises will be required to close (“click and collect”, takeaway and home delivery can still operate), except for the following:.

From 12.01am on 19 7月:

From 12.01am on 21 7月:

See ここに for a full list of which businesses are open and closed.

People are not allowed to attend or hold a wedding in greater Sydney.

現在, funerals can continue to take place, including in the locked-down areas, with a maximum of 10 人, including the person conducting the service. Attending a funeral is a reasonable excuse to leave home.

Outdoor exercise is limited to two people. しかしながら, members of the same household gathering outdoors for exercise will be allowed to do so in groups larger than two.

As part of the tightened restrictions, people must stay in their local government area or within 10km of home for exercise and outdoor recreation, with no carpooling between non-household members.

The NSW restrictions state that no community sport in greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour should proceed.

If you are in greater Sydney, you cannot have visitors to your house and you must comply with the stay at home rules. If you want to visit another person you will need a reasonable excuse to be away from your place of residence. A visitor does not include a person at the place of residence who is there:

In regional NSW, visitors to households have been limited to only five guests – including children.

In greater Sydney, セントラルコースト, ブルーマウンテンズとウロンゴン, food businesses can open for takeaway only. Entertainment facilities, such as theatres, cinemas, music halls, concert halls and dance halls and amusement centres, such as places to play billiards, pool, pinball machines or video games are all closed.

Outside of greater Sydney, セントラルコースト, ブルーマウンテンズとウロンゴン, the one person per 4 sq metre rule has been re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals.

Drinking while standing at indoor venues is also not allowed and outdoor seated events are limited to only 50% seated capacity.

Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship is also banned, and dancing is not allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs. しかしながら, dancing is allowed at weddings for the bridal party only (no more than 20 人).

People in greater Sydney, セントラルコースト, Blue Mountains and Wollongong cannot travel.

People outside of greater Sydney also cannot enter greater Sydney for the purposes of exercise or outdoor recreation. People can only enter greater Sydney for a funeral or memorial service, or for obtaining goods or services if those goods or services are not reasonably available outside of greater Sydney.

A person over 18 who is leaving greater Sydney must also carry evidence showing their address and produce it to a police officer on request.

Other states and territories have closed their borders to parts of NSW. Each state and territory is updating guidance on travel rules individually:

Outdoor public gatherings are limited in greater Sydney, セントラルコースト, Blue Mountains and Wollongong to two people. In these areas, you must not participate in an outdoor public gathering, unless you are:

See ここに for a list of exemptions to these rules.

Outside of the areas in lockdown, まで 200 people can gather in an outdoor public place such as a park, reserve, beach, garden or public space.

Outdoor seated events are limited to 50% seated capacity.

The requirement to wear a face mask in all indoor areas of non-residential premises that was recently applied in greater Sydney has been extended to all of NSW.

As well as wearing a face mask in all indoor areas, you must also wear a face mask:

Anyone who leaves the home must have a mask with them at all times. They must be worn when you are working outdoors, in outdoor markets, outdoor shopping strips, and in an outdoor queues waiting for products such as coffee and food.

As well as the new mask mandate, the following restrictions remain in place across NSW:

See the full list of what you can do in NSW at the NSW Health website