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Some restrictions revised from Friday 15 May but restrictions around holidays remain

Tuesday 12, May 2020

After assessing the new framework from National Cabinet, the NSW Government has announced a further easing of restrictions from 15 May. 

This will allow more businesses to open and more people to stay in work.

As NSW takes the next step, we need to keep up our high rates of testing, and continue to practise physical distancing and good handwashing hygiene. If you have even the mildest symptoms, you should stay at home.

From Friday 15 May, the following will be allowed in NSW:

  • outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people
  • cafes and restaurants can seat 10 patrons at any one time
  • up to 5 visitors to a household at any one time
  • weddings up to 10 guests
  • indoor funerals up to 20 mourners, outdoor funerals up to 30
  • religious gatherings/places of worship up to 10 worshippers
  • use of outdoor equipment with caution
  • outdoor pools open with restrictions.

Restrictions around regional holidays and other activities will remain in place.

Everyone in the community is encouraged to get tested (even if you only have mild symptoms), stick to the rules about physical distancing and practise good handwashing hygiene.

The NSW Government will closely monitor COVID-19 rates, especially community transmissions, and use this to guide the further easing of restrictions.