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Mandatory mask rules eased after ten days of donuts

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced an easing of restrictions now that NSW has had ten days without a locally acquired transmission of COVID-19.

Up to 30 visitors will be allowed in homes, outdoor gatherings of 50 will be permitted and weddings and funerals will be capped at 300 from this Friday, 29 January.

Masks will still need to be worn on public transport, salons (for both parties) and for hospitality workers, as well as places of worship, gaming venues and aged care,  but will no longer be mandatory for retail shops – though are still strongly encouraged. Masks won’t be mandatory in supermarkets though it will be up to individual supermarkets to determine if staff are required to wear them.

There have been a number of significant changes relating to the 2 square metre rules in hospitality venues, but it is best these are read in detail via NSW Health.

We expect the public health orders landing page to be updated shortly.

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