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NSW – COVID Restrictions Update

Published January 06, 2021 (last updated February 10, 2021) Author: Employsure

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From Friday 12 February, restrictions will be eased across the Greater Sydney region. This region includes Wollongong, the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast.

Face Mask Requirements

Masks are only mandatory on public transport, but everyone is encouraged to wear masks in other indoor venues where social distancing is not possible.


You are not required to wear a mask if you

  • are a child aged 12 or under
  • have a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability, that makes wearing a mask unsuitable (for example, a skin condition, an intellectual disability, autism or trauma).

Restrictions on Businesses

  • All venues except for gyms are now subject to the 1 person per 2sqm rule. Gyms are still subject to 1 person per 4sqms.
  • Weddings and funerals will be capped at 300 people (fully seated) subject to the 1 person per 2sqm rule.
  • Aged care facilities and other health settings such as hospitals will receive tailored advice from NSW Health specific to their locations in relation to requirements around mask wearing.

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Note from Employsure

The above is a general guide to the restrictions in NSW. For official and detailed information, please visit the NSW Government’s Covid website. If you need further information on how these restrictions impact your workplace as an employer, please get in touch with our advice line or, if you are not a client, we can assist you with free, initial advice on 1300 207 182.

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