Covid update: Visitor restrictions

NEW South Wales has recorded 44 new Covid cases in Sydney over the last 24 hours, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian placing tighter restrictions on Greater Sydney to try and combat the fast spreading Delta variant.

More than 400 people have now been infected with the highly contagious Delta variant as a result of the Sydney outbreak.

Regional residents are limited to five visitors per household at any one time, including children, with multiple daily visits allowed as long as the five guest limit it not breached.

Household members (those living in the home) are not counted as visitors and overnight stays are still permitted.

People who are aged over 70 or have a pre-existing medical condition are also advised to limit their number of visitors.

Face masks remain mandatory when using public transport, hire vehicles, taxis and rideshare services or when waiting for public transport at a bus stop, light rail stop, train station or ferry wharf.

You must also wear a mask when visiting indoor businesses, workplaces, places of worship, gyms and residential aged care facilities.

For more information on what you can and cannot do in New South Wales under the current Public Health Order, click here.

People who do not count as visitors to your home include:

  • 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;
  • Viewing or inspecting a property for sale or lease or participating in an auction.

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