Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton today confirmed that the NSW Government would ease further restrictions from this Saturday, 13 June, with food courts allowed to reopen, the number of people allowed to visit homes increased from 5 to 20, and the number of people allowed to gather outdoors increased from 10 to 20.
Ms Upton welcomed the easing of further restrictions and said, “Because of the good work of our local community, the NSW Government is able to continue to ease restrictions. This suite of changes are another big step in our gradual return to normal.”
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said “NSW acted quickly to introduce restrictions to tackle the spread of COVID-19 and I am determined for us to move as quickly as possible out of them.
“We have been a world leader in dealing with COVID-19 and I want us to be an example on how to reopen an economy in a COVID-safe way.
“We will shortly have more to say on easing further restrictions across the State from 1 July, which will keep as many people in jobs as possible.”
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said every decision the NSW Government is making in relation to easing restrictions is informed by health advice.
“NSW has now gone two full weeks without detecting a single case of recent community transmission of COVID-19 - this is a testament to the hard work of the community,” Mr Hazzard said.
“The cooperation of the public and business and our high rates of testing, remain our greatest weapons to stamping out community transmission so it’s vital people continue to come forward.”
Food courts must have a COVID safe plan in place when they reopen on Saturday, this will include:
Abiding by the 4 square metre rule;
A maximum of 50 people per separate seated eating area; and
Enhanced hygiene and cleaning processes.
For the latest information, please go to nsw.gov.au/covid-19
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