The NSW Government has revised lockdown restrictions across Greater Sydney.

At the NSW Health press conference this morning (Sunday, 18 July) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced 105 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 to 8.00pm last night (Saturday, 17 July) 27 of which were active in the community while infectious. No new cases were reported on the Northern Beaches.

The NSW Government has reissued a list of lockdown restrictions with further clarifications.

Anyone leaving home must carry a mask at all times, regardless of whether one is required for the activity they are performing. Masks must be worn:

  • In common areas of apartment buildings
  • On public transport
  • All indoor areas outside the home
  • Attending outdoor markets
  • Outdoors in retail shopping strips
  • Waiting outdoors for takeaway food, including coffee
  • Exercising with someone not in the same household
  • When working outdoors
  • By all school staff
  • At recreation facilities such as stadiums

Retail premises that may continue to operate are:

  • Supermarkets and grocery shops
  • Specialty food including butchers, bakeries, fruit shops and delicatessens
  • Chemists, medical and pharmaceutical supplies
  • Kiosks
  • Office supplies
  • Pet supplies
  • Newsagents
  • Alcohol
  • Garden centres and plant nurseries
  • Maternity and baby supplies
  • Takeaway food and drink premises
  • Takeaway cellar door
  • Hardware, landscaping, timber and building supplies
  • Agricultural supplies
  • Vehicle hire
  • Mobile phone repairs
  • Service stations
  • Banks
  • Post offices
  • Laundromats and drycleaners

Other retail businesses may only continue to operate if they offer ‘click and collect’, takeaway and/or home delivery.

All businesses must meet face mask and QR code check-in requirements and all businesses must permit working from home where it is possible.

The following activities are not permitted:

  • Car pooling except members of the same household
  • Outdoor gatherings of more than 2 people
  • Residential repairs and maintenance except emergency repairs
  • Funerals with more than 10 people attending
  • Weddings
  • Community sport
  • Construction activity except:
    • To secure a site
    • Maintain critical equipment
    • Receive deliveries
    • Maintain public utilities and transport

A list of places that must close is on the NSW Government website.

People must not enter or leave the Greater Sydney region without a reasonable excuse.

Current stay at home orders remain in place for Greater Sydney until at least 11.59pm Friday, 30 July.

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