Restrictions re-introduced to NSW Pubs will be extended to all indoor hospitality venues as of Friday July 24.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced this morning the re-introduction of restrictions to clubs, restaurants and other indoor hospitality venues in a bid to “minimise the risk of those activities which we know super-spread the virus”.
All Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants and indoor hospitality venues in NSW will now need to implement the following as of Friday July 24:
- The number of people per booking or table will be reduced from 20 people to 10
- A cap of 300 people in a venue at any one time
- Compulsory COVID-Safe registration through Service NSW
- A dedicated COVID Safe Hygiene Marshall in distinctive clothing must oversee social distancing, cleaning and hygiene at the venue
- Large hotels with a capacity of greater than 250 people are to have a COVID Safe Hygiene Marshall on duty whenever the hotel is open
- Smaller hotels with a capacity of less than 250 are to have a COVID Safe Hygiene Marshall employed in peak periods (lunch 12pm to 3pm and dinner 5pm to 9pm)
- Paper sign-in will still be permitted, but hotels must create a digital record of patron names and phone numbers (excel or word) to be submitted within 24 hours
- Ensure all patrons provide their name and contact details accurately
- Encouraged to strongly promote QR code sign-in.
Attendance capacity for Weddings and indoor corporate events has been reduced to a maximum of 150 people, and funerals and places of worship 100 people. Venues must still abide by the 4 square metre rule.
No changes to the maximum number of guests allowed in your home (this currently stands at 20) or group outdoor gatherings (also 20).