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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Stay at home orders for Greater Sydney: only leave home for essential reasons

COVID-19 restrictions for all of NSW | Check in every time

NSW Government


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Stay-at-home orders are in place across all of Greater Sydney, which includes the Blue Mountains, Shellharbour, Central Coast and Wollongong until midnight Friday, 9 July.

If you have been in Greater Sydney on or after Monday 21 June you need to follow the stay-at-home order for 14 days after you left Greater Sydney.

You can only leave your home for an essential reason:

  • Shopping for food or other essential goods and services
  • Accessing medical care or compassionate needs (including having a COVID-19 test)
  • Getting your COVID-19 vaccination (unless you've been identified as a close contact)
  • Exercising outdoors (groups of 10 people maximum)
  • Essential work, or education – where you cannot work or study from home

You must wear a mask and check-in when you visit any business.

Community sport
Not permitted during this period.

No weddings after midnight Sunday 27 June.

Limited to 1 person per 4 square metres with a maximum of 100 people, masks must be worn indoors.

You can leave home to get tested, but you must go straight home afterwards and self isolate until you receive a negative result.

> See details & map


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COVID-19 restrictions now apply to regional NSW

If you live anywhere outside of Greater Sydney, which includes the Blue Mountains, Shellharbour, Central Coast and Wollongong, there are new restrictions:

  • Visitors to households limited to 5 guests – including children
  • Masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including retail, shopping centres, offices, workplaces, and organised outdoor events
  • You must be seated to drink or eat at an indoor venue
  • Singing by audiences and choirs at indoor venues or by congregants at indoor places of worship is not allowed
  • Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings for the bridal party only (up to 20 people)
  • Dance and gym classes are limited to 20 per class and masks must be worn
  • The 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals
  • Outdoor seated, ticketed events are limited to 50% capacity

see regional nsw rules


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Make sure you check in and check out every time

We strongly encourage you to check in and check out every time you visit any venue.

Checking in and checking out is the most effective way to help contact tracers contain outbreaks which keeps us all safe.

The Service NSW app now has a new notification preference function that you can set to remind you to check out of businesses you visit.

How to check in


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Travelling to and from NSW

If you live in Greater Sydney which includes the Blue Mountains, Shellharbour, Central Coast and Wollongong, you must stay home, do not travel.

Border rules are changing as the current outbreak develops. If you live in regional NSW and need to cross a state border, we recommend you check the relevant state government website for the latest travel advice before you leave.

People across NSW should only enter Greater Sydney for essential purposes.

If you've been in Victoria in the last 14 days and are returning to NSW you must complete a NSW entry form whether you travel by air, road or rail.

see travel advice





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