Current COVID-19 restrictions will be extended for another month, with a focus on a safe return to school and restarting non-urgent elective surgery as soon as possible.
Current settings will continue from Thursday, January 27, 2022, until Sunday, February 28, 2022, including:
- Hospitality venues, including pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes, and nightclubs must follow the one person per two square metre rule indoors;
- Masks are required in all indoor settings (except residences). Masks are strongly encouraged where you cannot maintain a safe distance from others;
- QR code check-ins are compulsory at certain premises, including hospitality venues and retail shops;
- Singing and dancing is not permitted in hospitality venues, entertainment facilities, nightclubs, indoor music festivals and indoor major recreation facilities (except for weddings, performers, instructors and students).
Premier Dominic Perrottet said rolling over these measures would continue to protect the community and our health system.
“We have always said we will respond to what is in front of us and tailor our approach as required and that is exactly what we are doing,” Mr Perrottet said.
“We are transitioning to living with COVID and we will need to continually update our approach to ensure we are keeping people safe and protecting our health system.
“It is vital people continue to come forward and get their booster shots to help keep themselves, their family and the community safe.”
As additional measures, people are encouraged to continue to work from home where possible and to reduce mingling when eating and drinking.
The government said there is plenty of availability and supply of boosters in NSW Health vaccination clinics, so those eligible for their booster shot should book as soon as possible.
People aged 18 years and older can receive their booster dose at three months after receiving their second dose of any of the COVID-19 vaccines.
You can book your COVID-19 vaccine or your booster shot, via www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/vaccination/get-vaccinated.
More information is available at nsw.gov.au.