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What you can do in NSW

Restrictions have changed in Greater Sydney. Follow the COVID-19 guidance to help protect our community.

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Update on rules and restrictions

9 May 2021

From 5pm Thursday 6 May 2021 until 12.01am Monday 17 May 2021 rules around household visitors, face masks, singing, dancing and restrictions in aged care facilities will be tightened in Greater Sydney including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains. 

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Number of visitors in a home

You may have up to 100 visitors at a time in areas outside Greater Sydney. In Greater Sydney you may have up to 20 visitors. The total number of visitors includes adults and children.

If you have a gathering of more than 100 visitors in your home, you must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and make it available for inspection if requested.

The limit of 100 people also applies to holiday homes and short-term rentals. The limit is 20 people for holiday homes and short-term rentals in Greater Sydney.

If you have a gathering of more than 100 people at your holiday home or short-term rental, you must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and make it available for inspection if requested.

Learn about having more than 100 visitors at a home.

Dancing and singing

Restrictions apply to singing and dancing in non-residential premises in Greater Sydney.

In areas outside of Greater Sydney there are no restrictions on dancing and singing at venues and events including nightclubs, weddings, funerals and memorial services

Organisers of venues and event must continue to be COVID safe.


Nightclubs may open, but they must be COVID Safe.

Nightclubs in Greater Sydney must follow restrictions on singing, dancing and serving alcohol.

Outdoor public gatherings 

Up to 200 people can gather in an outdoor public place such as a park, reserve, beach, garden or public space.

Learn more about gatherings of more than 200 people.

Holidays and travel

Check for any restrictions that apply to your destination before you travel to other Australian states and territories.

If you are travelling to Lord Howe Island, check the rules for hotels and accommodation on Lord Howe Island.

Weddings, funerals and memorial services

If you are the organiser of a significant event you will need to have and comply with a relevant COVID-19 Safety Plan for a wedding, funeral or memorial service.

Religious services 

When a religious service is held in a place of public worship, the person responsible for the premises must have and comply with a COVID-19 Safety Plan for your church, meeting house, mosque, synagogue, temple or other place of worship.

Face masks

In NSW, it is mandatory to wear a face mask in airports and during a domestic commercial flight.

In Greater Sydney, it is mandatory to wear a face mask in indoor public areas and on public transport.

Related apps

Service NSW App

Service NSW

You can check in to COVID Safe businesses who are using their NSW Government QR Code, via the Service NSW app.


Last updated: 06 May 2021
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