What you need to keep doing
We need to stay COVID safe by keeping up our high rates of testing and by practising physical distancing and good hygiene.
Wherever you go, take care
In every place, at every time, be careful. Assume that people around you have the virus and that you have the virus.
Stay home if you're unwell
Maintain physical distancing and use outdoor areas for visits is possible. Don't visit vulnerable people if you have even the mildest of symptoms.
What has changed from Monday 1 June
From Monday 1 June 2020 certain restrictions have eased:
- travel to regional NSW for a holiday
- visits to museums, galleries and libraries
- pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants can have up to 50 customers
- beauty and nail salon operators can begin treatments under strict COVID-safe guidelines
- worship, weddings and funerals – up to 20 people can attend weddings, 50 at funerals and 50 at places of worship.
Find out about more changes to the restrictions.
NSW can only do this following the hard work and sacrifice of our community. We have now reduced the number of cases to a manageable level and used this time to increase our ability to deal with more intensive care cases.
Yes but you should not leave your home if you have even the mildest symptoms such as tiredness, runny nose or a sore throat.
You should also have a conversation with the people you are spending time with to ensure they do not have symptoms.
Every state has its own circumstances and must be able to move at its own pace.
NSW will consider other changes when it is safe to do so, based on the data and best available health advice.
This advice will be based on testing, tracing and tracking cases and using technology such as the COVIDSafe app.
Extra care should be taken when visiting those over 70 or those with a pre-existing condition.
Maintain a physical distance of more than 1.5 metres wherever possible and consider using the available outdoor areas such as the backyard or veranda when visiting someone’s home.
Above all, do not visit even if you have the mildest symptoms.
Yes. It is extremely important that we all stay vigilant and maintain the rules. We cannot afford to be complacent.
NSW Police will continue to work with the community to help maintain the gains we have made together.
This decision will always be based on data and the best available health advice. NSW will monitor the impacts of the latest round of eased restrictions.
Find out about the current restrictions.
Visiting or meeting up with family and friends
There is no daily limit to visitors to your home, so long as you don’t have more than 5 visitors at any one time.
If you are over 70 or have a pre-existing medical condition, you should limit the number of visitors and take care at all times.
Yes, it is 5 visitors in total including children.
No. You can have guests from any household so long as it does not exceed 5 visitors in total.
No. A public gathering means a gathering in a park or public place, where you can now gather with up to 10 people.
In your home, you can only have up to 5 visitors.
You will now be able to be outdoors in a public place with up to 10 people in total.
This could be to exercise or a family picnic. It’s up to you, as long as no more than 10 people are gathering together.
Even within the gathering, you must exercise good physical distancing.
Yes, 10 people in total may gather in a public place.
An overnight stay as part of a visit to someone’s house is allowed.
Travel and holidays
Yes. You can travel to regional NSW for holiday purposes.
Yes. You can travel for work in NSW.
There is no limit on the distance you can travel for work.
We advise not to catch public transport during the peak times for travel.
There is no limit on the distance that a person may travel to visit another household, so long you are not exceeding the maximum number of people allowed to visit another home.
No. However, residents in NSW must still comply with border restrictions imposed by other states and territories if they wish to travel outside of NSW.
Outdoor activities and outdoor pools
You can use outdoor exercise and playground equipment, but do so with caution.
- Wash your hands before and after you use this equipment.
- Assume the person who has used the equipment before you has the virus.
Do not go out if you’re sick and maintain physical distancing.
Remember that the public gathering rule of no more than 10 still applies.
Outdoor pools can operate but can have no more than 10 people in the pool at a time.
Businesses that are open
From 1 June 2020, pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants can have up to 50 seated customers.
For businesses that have not been ordered to close, each business can make decisions about what makes the most sense for them in light of the most recent easing of restrictions.
It is up to the business.
Last updated: 1 June 2020