Regional COVID-19 restrictions remain unchanged in NSW

COVID-19 restrictions in regional NSW have not changed in the wake of the NSW Government’s announcement regarding tightening restrictions in Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

In regions such as Wentworth the current restrictions are:

Up to 5 visitors may visit another household at any one time. The total number of visitors includes adults and children. A member of the hosting household is not counted as a visitor.

  • There is no daily limit to visitors to your home, so long as you do not have more than 5 visitors at any one time.
  • If you are over 70 or have a pre-existing medical condition, you should limit the number of visitors and take care at all times.
  • An overnight stay as part of a visit to someone’s house is allowed.

As a host, it is your responsibility to ensure that no more than 5 people visit your household at any one time.

As a visitor, it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not visit a residence if there are more than 5 people there 



People who are not counted as visitors

Under the public health orders,  people who do not count as visitors to your home are people who are:

  • members of your household
  • working at your home
  • assisting in an emergency situation
  • providing care to children or vulnerable persons
  • giving effect to arrangements for spending time with and providing contact between parents and children under 18 or between siblings
  • helping a person move to or from the place of residence
  • avoiding injury or illness, to escape harm, or in an emergency, or
  • viewing or inspecting a property for sale or lease or participating in an auction.

Find out about visiting people living in residential aged care facilities.

Venue capacity limits are:

These capacity limits do not apply to your home, major outdoor recreation facilities (such as stadiums), entertainment facilities (such as cinemas) commercial activities on vessels, caravan parks and campgrounds, holiday homes and short-term rentals, and other exempted gatherings.

When calculating the capacity of your premises

  • only include the areas of your premises that are open to the public
  • do not include your staff, people attending an emergency, or people who are on the premises to collect take away food in your calculations.

A 20-person limit applies to classes or activities at a gym.

Dance classes, or any other activities such as a yoga class, also have a limit of 20 people.

If you are participating in a dance class or gym class, or you must wear a face mask.

See the advice on sport and recreation.

Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship is not allowed.

You may only sing in non-residential indoor premises if

  • the singers are performers and they are performing or rehearsing
  • the premises are an educational establishment
  • it is part of a singing lesson.

Find out about the rules that apply to singing in a place of worship

Dancing is not allowed at a hospitality venue or nightclub. Hospitality venues include casinos, food and drink premises, micro-breweries, small bars, pubs, and clubs.

For weddings, dancing is allowed at weddings for the bridal party only (no more than 20 people).

Organisers of venues and event must continue to be COVID safe.

You must be seated when consuming alcohol in an indoor area of non-residential premises in NSW. This includes hospitality venues (such as restaurants, pubs and registered clubs) and nightclubs, as well as outdoor gatherings or stadiums.

The use of the Service NSW QR code check-in will be mandatory at all workplaces and retail businesses from Monday 12 July.