• Annemarie Taylor

COVID update – Masks mandatory in Hawkesbury - $200 fine from Mon if you don't - 8 new cases in NSW

Welcome to Sunday, the day face masks became mandatory as of midnight in the Hawkesbury (which is part of Greater Sydney) in the following indoor situations:

Shopping (retail, supermarkets and shopping centres)

Public/shared transport

Indoor entertainment (including cinemas and theatres)

Places of worship and hair and beauty premises.

Face masks are also mandatory for all staff in hospitality venues and casinos, and for patrons using gaming services.

From Monday, anyone not wearing a mask in those so-called indoor settings, risks an on-the-spot fine of $200.

Other measures limit the number of people who can gather in certain settings:

Gym class numbers limited to 30.

At nightclubs you cannot dance or sing.

Weddings, funerals or places of worship, are reduced to 100 people per event and subject to the four square metre rule.

Performances and activities reduced to 500 people per event.

Outdoor events limited to 2000 people per event

People are still encouraged to limit non-essential gatherings and reduce their mobility where possible to further minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the community.

There have been eight new cases in the last 24 hours in NSW, none of them in the Hawkesbury.

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