From Friday, December 24, face masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings including for hospitality staff and in offices, unless you are eating or drinking.
The State Government has changed covid guidelines after NSW recorded 5715 covid cases today.
Other new rules include:
From Monday, December 27,
QR code check-ins will be compulsory, including for hospitality and retail.
Hospitality venues including pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes will move to a 1 person per 2 sqm rule indoors, with no density limit for outdoor settings.
These rules will remain in place until Wednesday, January 27.
The government is asking people to reduce mingling where they can including when eating and drinking, work from home where possible and hold events outside.
The NSW Government will make Rapid-Antigen Test kits available for free.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said these new measures would take the pressure off the health system and keep the community safe until more people could get their booster shots.