There have been recent COVID health orders in NSW, and those are set to change tomorrow. However, ACWA has received some questions around QR Code Check-ins and mask requirements. We, therefore, provide the following advice as a summary of NSW conditions:
On Friday, 18 February 2022, the Government made the following adjustments to NSW COVID settings:
- QR check-ins are only required for nightclubs and all music festivals with more than 1,000 people
- No density limits (previously one person per 2sqm for hospitality venues)
- Hospitals, aged and disability facilities may use their existing systems for recording visitors
- Singing and dancing is permitted at all venues, except music festivals
- The recommendation to work from home will change and be returned to the employer’s discretion
The following further adjustments are to be made from Friday, 25 February 2022 (tomorrow):
- Masks will only be mandated on public transport, planes, and indoors at airports, hospitals, aged and disability care facilities, corrections facilities, and indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people.
- Masks are encouraged for indoor settings where you cannot maintain a safe distance from others and for customer-facing retail staff to protect vulnerable people who must access these premises and services.
- Each State Government agency will review where it may be appropriate for public-facing staff to wear masks .
- The 20,000 person cap on music festivals will be removed, with singing and dancing permitted.
- Vaccination requirements will remain for indoor music festivals over 1,000 people, with attendees required to have at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.