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What you can do in NSW

Follow the COVID-19 guidance to help protect our community.

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Update on Northern Rivers restrictions

Temporary restrictions in the Byron, Tweed, Ballina and Lismore areas have been lifted. All of NSW now has one set of COVID-19 rules for what you can do.

If you live in the Northern Rivers areas, get tested if you have even the mildest of symptoms.  

If you are a close contact, you must continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days. Get tested again at the end of your self-isolation period. 

Wearing a face mask is strongly recommended for situations where you cannot physically distance, such as on public transport or indoors at a public place. You must wear a face mask in airports and on flights in NSW.

Number of visitors in a home

You may have up to 100 visitors at a time. 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. 

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

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.

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.

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 April 2021
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