CURRENT NSW CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS
Maximum of 10 people per booking or per table.
Maximum of 10 people on a group entering or being on the premises.
Alcohol can only be consumed by seated customers.
Maximum of 300 people in the venue at any one time or one customer per 4 square metres, whichever is the lesser.
For venues that consist of separate areas, the maximum capacity is 300 people in the separate area at any one time or one customer per 4 square metres, whichever is the lesser.
To be a ‘separate area’, the area must:
be separate from other areas on the premises
if food and drink services are being provided in the area, have staff that are providing food and drink service only in that area
not allow persons gathering in different separate areas of the venue to mingle.
COVID-19 Safe Hygiene Marshal
Venues must assign one staff member as a COVID-19 Safe Hygiene Marshal who will be in distinctive clothing (eg shirt or badge) and responsible for ensuring all aspects of the COVID-19 Safety Plan are being adhered to including overseeing social distancing, cleaning and ensuring the accuracy of record keeping.
Large hospitality venues with a capacity of more than 250 people must have a COVID-19 Safe Hygiene Marshal on duty whenever the venue is open.
Smaller hospitality venues with a capacity of less than 250 people must have a COVID-19 Safe Hygiene Marshal during peak periods, and at least during lunch from 12pm to 3pm, and dinner from 5pm to 9pm.
All customers (unless only collecting takeaway) must sign-in by providing accurate contact details (name and phone number or email address) and their time of entry.
The COVID-19 Safe Hygiene Marshal should ensure the accuracy and legibility of records.
Paper sign-in is permitted, however hospitality venues must create a digital record of customer contact details within 24 hours and provide it immediately if requested.
QR code sign-in is strongly encouraged.
Move or remove tables and seating to support 1.5 metres of physical distance where possible.
Reduce crowding and promote physical distancing with markers on the floor where people are asked to queue, such as at a bar.
COVID-19 Safe Business registration
From Saturday 25 July, all cafes, restaurants, food and drink premises, micro-breweries, cellar doors, small bars, clubs and casinos must ensure they are registered as a COVID-19 Safe Business . Pubs should already be registered as a COVID Safe Business.
Penalties and fines
Any business found in breach of the Public Health Orders could face a penalty of up to $55,000 and a further $27,500 penalty may apply for each day an offence continues. On-the-spot fines can also be issued.