In huge news for hoon demons, NSW nightclubs have been given the all-clear to reopen this month with limited capacities. And yes, it includes a relaxation on the boogie ban, which means you can absolutely cut shapes to your heart’s content really bloody soon.
As the state records its 25th straight day of no new coronavirus cases and zero community transmission, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a further rolling back of COVID-19 restrictions, including a bump up to 100% seated capacity for outdoor stadiums. Additionally, up to 100 people allowed to gather in outdoor spaces from Monday, December 7.
The announcement also specifically includes nightclubs across NSW, which will be able to reopen and operate at the same capacity as gyms – one person per four square metres, with a limit of 50 people on the dancefloor.
Look, it’s a step in the direction of a full resume to the hoon, and we’ll absolutely bloody take it.
— Alex Hart (@alexhart7) December 2, 2020
Berejiklian noted that the ability to ease restrictions back further was a testament to the NSW community, who have maintained social distancing rules and kept up testing numbers.
“We are grateful to the people of NSW for their patience and understanding over what has been an incredibly difficult year,” she said.
“The rolling back of restrictions across the State is only possible because of the excellent work of the community who have followed social distancing guidelines and continued to come forward for testing.”
Hospitality venues (read: The Pub), retail, and places of worship will have distancing restrictions eased too, with the rule changing to one person per 2sq metres, indoor stadiums and theatres will increase to 75% seated capacity, and performances will be able to have up to 50 singers indoors, which is a huge win for your local school choir.
Maximum capacity caps will also be removed entirely for events like weddings, funerals, corporate events, religious services, and regional agricultural shows as long as the 2sqm rule is in place, so absolutely catch me hollering at the Milton Show woodchop when that trots around next year.
Hell yes mates, see you on the dancefloor.