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As case numbers linked to a cluster in the northern beaches in Sydney continue to rise, new restrictions are now in place across the city. These are the latest restrictions announced by the NSW government.
Greater Sydney metro region:
Dancefloors will not be permitted, except for weddings, when a maximum of 20 from the bridal party will be permitted.
People in the greater Sydney area and the Central Coast, Illawarra-Shoalhaven, and Nepean Blue Mountains, are also asked not to visit aged care facilities until 11.59pm on Wednesday 23 December, unless it is critical.
A stay-at-home advisory was issued on 17 December for the northern beaches local government area. A public health order will remain in effect until 11.59pm on Wednesday (subject to health advice).
A resident of the northern beaches may not participate in a public gathering involving more than two people, unless for permitted reasons such as attending work. Other exemptions to the two-person rule are listed in the order, and include gatherings involving family.
Acceptable reasons for leaving home include: shopping for food and other essential goods and services, travel for work purposes if working from home is not possible, travel to or from a school or educational institution, exercise, medical care, carer’s responsibilities or compassionate needs.
Other acceptable reasons for leaving home include accessing childcare, providing care or emergency assistance and to escape a risk of harm. A full list of requirements under different circumstances can be found in the order.
Source: NSW Health
Source: The Guardian
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