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Monday, 27 June 2021 –  New COVID-19 restrictions for QLD, NT, SA and WA, after several new cases recorded across the weekend. Pubs, clubs and cafes across QLD will revert to the one person per two square metres rule. From 11:59pm, Monday 27 June, masks will be mandatory in high-risk settings and venues such as pubs and clubs will be reduced to one person per two square metres.

Saturday, 26 June 2021 – Strict lockdown measures are now in place across Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong until 11.59pm Friday July 9. Restaurants, cafés and pubs will be restricted to takeaway only. New restrictions also apply in regional New South Wales with hospitality patrons must be seated, and the four-square-metre rule applies.

Friday, 25 June 2021 – People who live or work in four Sydney local government areas — including the CBD — will go into lockdown after NSW recorded 22 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 today. The affected local government areas (LGAs) are Waverley, Woollahra, Randwick, City of Sydney. The lockdown will begin at 11:59pm today, and is estimated to affect more than 1 million people who live or work in the densely populated LGAs. Hospitality businesses in the affected areas can only offer take away food or temporarily close their doors.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 –New Zealand has increased alert levels in Wellington after Australian tourist tested positive. The increase in the alert level to 2 will come into effect at 6:00pm local time and last until at least Sunday. Venues can stay open as long as they comply with the public health measures, including everyone must be seated at a table and physical distancing applies. For more information click here

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 – With 10 new COVID-19 community transmissions recorded, NSW has introduced restrictions for Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Shellharbour areas. Those who live or work in the following seven LGAs – City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside and Woollahra – must not leave metropolitan Sydney except for essential travel reasons. Hospitality venues can remain open however the one person per four square metre rule applies and diners must be seated. For resources and guides from the NSW government, click here.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021– After having a week of no more than one case, Victoria announced it will ease restrictions from 11:59pm Thursday 24th June. Restaurants and cafes (under 100sqm) can open with up to 25 people before density requirements apply. A density requirement of 1 person per 4sqm with a maximum of 150 people (indoors and outdoors) and no more than 75 indoors. Only seated service is permitted when dining in, to ensure everyone can keep 1.5 metres distance. For more information click here


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