• JON WOLFE

Q&A on easing Covid 19 restrictions

Advice from NSW Health With restrictions easing from tomorrow, it’s important to continue to stay 1.5m away from others and wash your hands regularly. If you feel unwell, please get tested and stay home until you get your results. In order to stay on top of the virus, we can’t let down our guard.

Q. Do the 5 visitors include children? A. Yes, it is 5 visitors in total including children.

Q. Can I have 10 people visit my home if we are outdoors? A. No. An outdoor gathering means a gathering in a park or public place. In your home you can only have up to 5 visitors.

Q. Can I train outdoors with up to 10 people? A. Yes. Remember to maintain physical distancing.

Q. Can I have a picnic? A. Yes, so long as it is with up to 10 people total.

Q. What are the rules for cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs? A. They can have up to 10 patrons seated at any one time and can continue to provide take away. They must also continue to apply the 4sqm rules and patrons must exercise 1.5m in social distancing.

Q. What are the rules about using outdoor equipment? A. You can use outdoor exercise and playground equipment, but do so with caution. Wash your hands before and after you use this equipment. Assume the person who has used the equipment before you has the virus.

Q. What are the restrictions on outdoor pools? A. Outdoor pools can operate but can have no more than 10 people at a time and no more than one person per lane. Change areas will also remain closed.

Q. Will there be police enforcement/penalties for people who do not follow the rules? A. Yes. It is extremely important that we all stay vigilant and maintain the rules around physical distancing. We cannot afford to be complacent. NSW Police will continue to work with the community to help maintain the gains we have made together.

Q. Is local and regional travel allowed for holidays and recreation in NSW? A. No. NSW is not yet ready to allow regional travel and holidays.

Q. When will the next round of restrictions be eased?

A. This decision will always be based on data and the best available health advice. NSW will monitor the impacts of the latest round of eased restrictions.