“You do not have to comply with the stay at home provisions anymore in that southern section of the lower Northern Beaches,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced.
“For those in the southern zone from midnight tonight you are officially part of the Greater Sydney. So thank you again for your patience.”
However, the Premier then announced new restrictions for Greater Sydney.
“But today we will be announcing further restrictions for Greater Sydney. Masks will now be compulsory inside in certain settings. There will be no fines until Monday ($200).
Public transport, when shopping, inside shopping centres, hair and beauty salons, gaming areas, places of worship and staff at hospitality venues are now mask mandated. Children under 12 are exempt.
Gym classes have been reduced to 30 and weddings, funerals and places of worship will be limited to 100.
NSW recorded seven locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, with an additional 12 cases in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
Northern Beaches Council will consider its options for reopening some council facilities only after official health order details are received.
More details will be uploaded shortly the NSW health website here.
Correct as at 11AM 2 January 2021 11:04am