Live: NSW Now: QR codes mandatory from today, severe fire danger for parts of state

Live: NSW Now: QR codes mandatory from today, severe fire danger for parts of state

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

QR codes compulsory
Some venues are hoping for a further lifting of restrictions now that digital registration will be enforced.(ABC Sunshine Coast: Letea Cavander)

From today all venues across NSW must have a system of digital registration as per new rules imposed by the State Government.

Venues, including cafes, bars, hairdressers and nail salons, will no longer be able to use pen and paper to sign people in.

The NSW Government says QR (quick response) codes will further protect patrons and staff from COVID-19 and replace a “walk-in” culture with a “check-in culture.”

Australian Hotels Association director John Green said the vast majority of venues in NSW were already using electronic recording, including QR codes.

Border reopens
Crews dismantling border controls at Albury on Sunday morning.(ABC News: Mikaela Ortolan)

The NSW-Victorian border opened this morning for the first time in 137 days, as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease.

From today, up to 3,000 people can attend outdoor events, as long as there is one person per 2 square metres for allocated seating.

Events where people are sitting on picnic rugs will require people to adhere to the 4-square-metre rule.

The capacity for outdoor church services has increased from 300 to 500 and choirs of up to 30 people are able to perform.

NSW yesterday marked its 15th day straight of no locally acquired cases, while 11 cases were reported in quarantine.…

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