Easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Published: 15 May 2020 2:56pm

From Friday 15 May, the NSW Government is easing COVID-19 restrictions, allowing more businesses to open and more personal freedoms.

What’s changing?

  • 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 – however the Oasis Aquatic Centre will remain shut as the outdoor pool is usually closed this time of year.

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

Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Greg Conkey OAM said while many residents would welcome the change to restrictions, it was critical the community remained vigilant.

“The virus hasn’t gone away,” said Cr Conkey.

“We need to ensure we are still abiding by the social distancing rules and practicing good hygiene, particularly handwashing.

“I also strongly encourage anyone who feels the slightest symptoms to get tested.”

If you’re experiencing symptoms such as a fever, sore throat or dry cough, call the Murrumbidgee Local Health District COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 831 099 (open 7am–9pm daily).

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