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Updated rules and restrictions for Greater Sydney

From 5pm Thursday 6 May 2021 until 12.01am Monday, 10 May 2021 the following rules and restrictions apply to the Greater Sydney region (including the Blue Mountains and the local government areas of Wollongong and the Central Coast):

  • Masks are compulsory in indoor areas of retail premises or business premises that provide goods or services to members of the public, such as nail salons, and entertainment facilities including cinemas, theatres and concert halls. Masks are also compulsory indoors at places of worship and religious services. Masks do not have to be worn by staff who do not deal directly with members of the public. Masks must be worn unless there is a permitted reason not to wear a mask.
  • Masks are not required in hospitality venues except for patrons in gaming areas  and staff who deal directly with members of the public.
  • Consumption of alcohol in hospitality venues, including nightclubs, is only permitted in indoor areas if the customer is seated.
  • Dancing at hospitality venues, including nightclubs, is not permitted. Dancing is allowed at weddings but NSW Health recommends that there are no more than 20 persons dancing at one time. 
  • Singing in indoor areas is not permitted except by performers and, in the case of places of public worship, by an individual who is integral to the conduct of the religious service (this person does not have to wear a mask).

Read the Premier's announcement.

Businesses and organisations

Businesses and organisations listed here should use the General COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Industry COVID-19 Safety Plan
Crematoria Mandatory
Funeral homes Mandatory
Other businesses without a specific COVID-19 Safety Plan Recommended


COVID-19 Safety Plans and COVID Safe registration

Having a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place will help you fulfil your obligations under Public Health Orders to minimise risk of transmission of COVID-19.

We have developed COVID-19 Safety Plan templates for specific industries.

If your business does not fit within one of these specific industries, it is still recommended you have a plan. Having a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place will help to protect your staff, workers, customers and visitors.

Complete the plan in consultation with staff, then share it with them.

Businesses and organisations should also consider the benefits of registering as COVID Safe.

Keep your plan up to date

You may need to update the plan in the future, as restrictions and advice changes.

Have an up to date plan at your premises at all times.

Your COVID-19 Safety Plan

Use the provided COVID-19 Safety Plan to address the checklist of matters.

Complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan


Things to note:

Register as a COVID Safe business 

If you've completed your COVID-19 Safety Plan, you can register your business as COVID Safe.

Register as a COVID Safe business

Translated COVID-19 Safety Plans

The English version of this COVID-19 Safety Plan was updated on 29 March 2021 based on advice from NSW Health under the current Public Health Order.

The updated plan is currently being translated into Arabic, Korean, Simplified Chinese,  Thai and Vietnamese.

For assistance in completing a Safety Plan, you can contact the Service NSW Business Concierge team.

For translation assistance please call the National Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450, and ask them to call the Business Concierge on 13 77 88.


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