• Tony Bosworth

SUNDAY COVID UPDATE – restrictions lifted from midnight – no masks, no limit on guests at home

Good news – NSW Health are lifting all Covid restrictions across the Hawkesbury from midnight because there have been no further transmission detected aside from the two locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The changes mean life - for the moment – goes back to normal, though NSW Health do warn the virus could raise its head again at any time.

Limits will be removed on the number of guests allowed to visit private households.

Drinking while standing at indoor venues, group singing indoors, and dancing at nightclubs will again be allowed.

Masks will no longer be compulsory on public transport or for customer-facing staff in hospitality venues, however NSW Health continues to strongly encourage their use on public transport and in other settings where physical distancing is not possible.

Despite extensive, ongoing investigations into the source of the two eastern suburbs cases, NSW Health has not yet identified how the initial case was exposed to the virus.

“As these two cases have shown, COVID-19 may re-emerge at any time, so it is important that we all continue to take practical measures to stay COVID-safe,” says a NWS Heath spokesperson.

This includes always using QR codes to check in to and out of venues, staying home and getting tested for COVID 19 if unwell, and practising good hand hygiene.

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