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Source: New South Wales Government 2

Headline: Relaxed restrictions for outdoor dining and music performances

The eased restrictions will start from Friday 16 October 2020. Under the new rules:

  • hospitality venues can allow one person for every two square metres for outdoor areas. This previously was one person per four square metres
  • up to 500 people can attend outdoor seated music performances and rehearsals for venues complying with the four square metre rule. This previously was a total of 20 people.

All businesses and venues must use electronic methods such as QR codes to record and keep contact details.

Restaurants, cafes and bars that have outdoor seating sections will be able to increase capacity in a COVID Safe way with the relaxed two square metre rule. 

Venues and organisers of outdoor music performances and rehearsals must have a COVID Safety Plan in place. 

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the state is focused on keeping COVID-19 under control and ensuring our economy keeps going.

“Our aim is to provide as many opportunities as we can for businesses and organisations to succeed. For that strategy to be successful, we need everyone to follow their COVID-19 Safety Plan,” Ms Berejiklian said. 

Learn more and get ready for a COVID Safe summer