Gatherings of Up to 20 People in Homes and Outside Will Be Allowed in NSW from June 13

Gyms, yoga studios and tattoo parlours will also be able to open this Saturday.
Samantha Teague
Published on June 11, 2020

NSW has now gone two weeks with no cases of community transmission of COVID-19. As a result more restrictions are easing. As well as gyms and tattoo parlours reopening this Saturday, June 13, Sydneysiders will be allowed to have gatherings of up to 20 people in their homes and outside.

While hospitality venues have been allowed to have up to 50 people since June 1, gatherings in homes have been restricted to five visitors, with outdoor gatherings limited to ten.

At a press conference this morning, Thursday, June 11, Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement, saying despite the lack of community transmission Sydneysiders should not yet let their guards down. "We cannot forget the virus is still among us, the virus is deadly, it's contagious and while these restrictions are being eased let's be vigilant."

As well as allowing Sydneysiders to have 20 guests in their homes and gather in groups of up to 20 outside, from Saturday, food courts will also be allowed to reopen for diners "in a socially-distanced" way, the Premier said.

The Premier also hinted to more restrictions being eased "imminently". "We'll have a whole lot more to say in the next few days — in the next week — about what July looks like," the Premier said.

When gyms open on Saturday, class sizes will be restricted to ten people, with a maximum of 100 people per venue, and tattoo and massage parlours will be allowed to have up to ten clients at a time. Indoor pools and saunas will be able to reopen with restrictions, too, following the reopening of outdoor pools and ocean pools back on May 15.

As announced yesterday, adult — and kid — community sport is set to kick off again on July 1, but the government is yet to outline restrictions for spectators.

For more information about what you can and can't do in NSW under current COVID-19 restrictions, head to the NSW Government website.


CORRECTION: JUNE 11, 2020 — This article previously stated that gatherings in homes are currently limited to ten, but this is incorrect. You may currently have up to five visitors in your home — outdoor gatherings are limited to ten. It has since been updated.

Published on June 11, 2020 by Samantha Teague
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