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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Slip on your dancing shoes and shed your COVID skin

It’s time to hit the dance floor again.

From next Monday 29 March a number of COVID-19 related restrictions will ease, including those that have put a stop to having a boogie.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the changes today (24 March) and said it was a positive step forward for the state.

“With no community transmission and our quarantine and frontline workers now receiving their second vaccinations, the timing is right to further ease restrictions across the state,” she said. 

“As we do this, it is important we don’t let our guard down and continue to check in at venues, keep our social distance and get tested if we have even the mildest of symptoms.”

From 12.01am on Monday there will be no caps on weddings and funerals, no restrictions on singing including in places of worship and dancing will return to weddings, pubs and clubs.

People will also be able to have more visitors at their home as that limit will be scrapped, however, if there are more than 100 there must be a COVID Safety plan in place and an electronic recording of visitors.

Entertainment venues including stadiums and theatres will be allowed to meet their full seat capacity and 200 people will be allowed to gather for personal outdoor events.

All venues will also move to the 2 square metre rule and will be allowed to have at least 25 people within the space before it applies.

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