Homes And Venues In Sydney Will Be Hit With New Gathering Limits From Midnight Tonight


NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced new gathering limits for homes and venues in Greater Sydney and beyond, as the state rushes to get on top of its current outbreak.

Addressing the media this morning, she said:

“Everybody in the Greater Sydney area including the Blue Mountains and Central Coast, we ask you to not have more than 10 people in your home in addition to whoever lives in your home until midnight on Wednesday.”

This is in line with the lockdown imposed on the Northern Beaches area, the presumed source of the outbreak, which extends until midnight on Wednesday.

The gathering limit was one of a number of new rules announced for Greater Sydney this morning. The full list is as follows:

  • Household gatherings will be limited to 10 visitors until 11:59pm Wednesday December 23
  • Indoor setting,s including hospitality venues and places of worship, will return to the one person per four square meter rule
  • Hospitality venues and places of worship will be limited to a total of 300 people
  • Singing and chanting at indoor venues will not be allowed
  • In a bummer for those wanting to bop, dance floors will not be permitted, except at weddings, where a maximum of 20 people will be allowed

For an up to date list of restrictions and hotspots in Sydney, check the NSW Health website.