New restrictions for religious services in NSW, weddings and funerals limited to 100 people

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NSW Health has issued a new set of restrictions for the Greater Sydney region, including a limit on weddings and funerals.

Places of worship and religious services will be limited to 1 person per 4sqm up to a maximum of 100 people per separate area. Weddings and funerals will similarly be limited to 1 person per 4sqm, with a maximum of 100 people.

See below for the full list of restriction changes:

  • Gym classes reduced to 30 people.
  • Places of worship and religious services limited to 1 person per 4sqm up to a maximum of 100 people per separate area.
  • Weddings and funerals limited to 1 person per 4sqm up to a maximum of 100 people.
  • Outdoor performances and protests reduced to 500 people.
  • Controlled, outdoor gatherings (seated, ticketed, enclosed) reduced to 2,000 people.
  • Night clubs not permitted.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian also announced the introduction of mandatory masks from midnight Saturday, yet enforcement won’t begin until midnight Monday with a $200 on-the-spot fine for non-compliance.

Masks will be compulsory in shopping settings including retail, supermarkets and shopping centres, on public and shared transport, during indoor entertainment including cinemas and theatres, places of worship, hair and beauty premises.

Face masks will also be mandatory for all staff in hospitality venues and casinos.

“If you go to shopping centres, are catching public transport, attending an entertainment venue like the cinema, you have to wear a mask,” Berejiklian told reporters on Saturday.

“We want people in NSW to be able to go about their business as much as possible but we need to reduce the risks in certain settings where we know there are challenges.”

The move comes as the state records a further seven locally acquired cases of COVID-19.

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