COVID restrictions eased at NSW schools, weddings and community sport

NSW is easing Covid-19 restrictions around school and community life due to lower community-acquired Covid-19 case numbers.


  • Up to 20 people in the official wedding party can take to the dance floor, where previously only the bride and groom were permitted


  • Interschool activities can resume on Saturday with a Covid-19 safety plan

  • School sport will return to normal next term but no parents on school sites

  • Playing wind instruments, singing and chanting permitted with strict restrictions

  • Year 6 formals and graduations permitted

  • High school formals permitted after HSC

  • Kindergarten orientation back on

  • Year 7 transition back on

  • Excursions and camps can resume with strict guidelines

  • School choirs and musical ensembles to resume, as long as players keep a 1.5-metre distance from one another, or 3 metres for players of non-reeded woodwind instruments.

  • Community languages schools program will resume face-to-face learning


  • More than one parent may now attend community sporting activities if physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres can be maintained

  • Accommodation facilities and overnight event organisers must implement a Covid-19 safety plan

  • Carpooling should continue to be avoided.

Source: AAP