On Sunday 20 December, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced new restrictions for Greater Sydney in response to the COVID-19 cluster in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. We have been through all these new regulations and would like to clarify the situation for Cellar Doors in regional NSW.
Main relevant points:
- All interstate visitors are permitted to visit NSW
- All intrastate visitors from within NSW are able to travel and holiday within NSW, with the exception of people residing in the Northern Beaches LGA
- If your business is in the Greater Sydney region (and outside the Northern Beaches), you can remain open but your physical restrictions revert back to 1 person per 4 sqm
You can see a list of the suburbs regarded as in Greater Sydney HERE. No wine regions lie within these LGAs
- All conditions remain the same with regards to regional NSW venues:
- 1 person per 2 sqm
- Electronic sign-ins
- Seated tastings inside but standing in outside licensed areas
- No maximum caps for events, as long as the 2sqm rule is followed
- Up to 50 can be on an indoor dancefloor and up to 50 performers can be on stage indoors.
- Up to 100 visitors can gather outside
If any of your staff are resident or have spent time in the Northern Beaches between 10 -19 December, see rules HERE
If you wish, you are permitted to request guests to show ID with a home address to ensure that they are not from the Northern Beaches. This is clearly NOT a requirement. You can see a list of which suburbs fall within the Northern Beaches region HERE
- There will be an update to the Public Health Order from Thursday 24 December onwards.
As usual, we recommends you continue to check the NSW Health Website and NSW Health social media pages for more information and updates as they come through.
Other useful links:
The NSW Wine offices will be open throughout the festive season, with the exception of the public holidays, so if any members need any assistance do please email email@example.com.
We wish you all a very merry Christmas and hoping a successful, safe and prosperous 2021 for us all.
Angus Barnes (NSWWIA Executive Officer)