COVID-19 restrictions eased at indoor venues, pubs and clubs

The NSW Government has announced that, as of 12:01am this morning, 17 March 2021, drinking while standing up at indoor venues, pubs and clubs across NSW is now allowed.

Under Public Health Orders, all pubs, clubs, small bars, cellar doors, breweries, distilleries, karaoke bars and casinos in NSW must complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

From 12.01am tomorrow, 18 March 2021, arrivals from Auckland will no longer need to have a test within 72 hours of arrival and self-isolate until they get their result. Routine on-arrival health screening will continue.

All travellers arriving from New Zealand on a flight that is carrying only people who have not been in a country other than New Zealand and Australia in the previous 14 days (a “green flight”), must still provide their contact details.

This is for contact tracing and to ensure they have not been outside of Australia or New Zealand. Provided they are well, they are not required to go into self-isolation or into a quarantine hotel.

NSW recorded one new locally acquired case of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

This case is a returned traveller who was in quarantine in the Sofitel Wentworth hotel on the same floor as the security guard who was reported on Sunday and another returned traveller in quarantine who previously tested positive. Genomic sequencing links all three cases.

If you have the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested. Please visit here to find your nearest testing clinic or contact your GP.

For the latest information on COVID-19 please visit the NSW Health website.