Those living in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Shellharbour and Wollongong must abide by the following:
* Masks are mandatory in all indoor settings outside the home, including offices and apartment buildings and you must carry a mask with you even if exercising alone.
* Residents can travel only 5km from their homes – reduced from 10km previously.
* Exercise and gather in groups of two while outside.
* Only one member of each household per day allowed to leave the home for essential shopping.
* No browsing in supermarkets and retail businesses. Shop only for essential items.
* Funerals are capped at 10, weddings are banned.
* No car pooling with other households when going out for exercise.
* There is no curfew but a stay at home order applies, with only four reasons to leave your home .
* Schools are closed with at-home learning in place, but no child will be turned away if they need to attend in person.
The new rules are in addition to the stay-at-home orders already in place, which include only leaving the home to:
* Shop for essential items (one person only).
* Give care and for compassionate reasons (one visitor only).
* Exercise or for work or education that cannot be conducted remotely.
People in Fairfield, Liverpool, Canterbury-Bankstown, Blacktown, Burwood, Bayside, Georges River, Parramatta, Strathfield, and parts of Penrith are under additional restrictions:
* Unless it is an essential service, such as health workers, businesses must give employees the option of working from home.
* Any authorised employees are permitted to leave their suburbs for work.
* Some authorised workers require a negative Covid test every three days.
* Face masks must be worn outdoors even if exercising alone.
The rest of NSW (including regional areas) is subject to the following restrictions. However, specific areas must also abide by snap lockdown rules similar to Greater Sydney rules when cases are found:
- Dance and gym classes are limited to 20 people per class and masks must be worn.
- No more than five visitors (including children) allowed in homes.
- Masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings.
- The four-square-metre rule is back for indoor and outdoor settings and drinking while standing at indoor venues is not allowed.
- Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs, but dancing is allowed at weddings for the wedding party (no more than 20 people).
When does the lockdown end?
- Stay at home orders apply to Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour until at least August 28.