NSW Australia COVID-19 Restrictions Reminder


These are the restrictions as of Friday, 2nd October, 2020. Keep yourself updated as these restrictions may change.

Capacity increase for entertainment venues

From Monday 28 September 2020, theatres, cinemas and concert halls across NSW will be able to increase capacity up to 50%, to a maximum of 1000. These venues also have the option of continuing to calculate capacity based on the 4 square metre rule, if that better suits their operational model.

Visitors at home

If there are more than 20 visitors at a home at any one time, every person will be held individually responsible for a breach of the public health order.


Venues can take bookings for weddings and other events to be held in the future for more people than allowed under current rules, as long as the rules that apply when the event is held are obeyed.

Up to 150 people are allowed to attend a wedding service, including at a place of public worship.

Up to 20 people in the official wedding party are permitted on the dance floor. Only these 20 people can be on the dance floor at any one time. There can be no rotation of different people.

Churches and places of public worship

If a place of public worship has multiple buildings at a single location:

  • each building can have as many people as allowed under the 4 square metre rule, up to a maximum of 100 people or 150 people for a wedding
  • each building must be designated as a separate area with its own separate external entry and exit, its own COVID-19 Safety Plan and staff and attendees should not mix across services.

Auctions and open house viewings

People attending an on-site auction or viewing a home to lease or buy the property are exempt from the 20 visitor rule and will not be counted as visitors.

Real estate agents must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place for viewings or inspections of on-site open homes and for public auctions. They do not need a separate plan for each individual inspection or auction.