NSW coronavirus restrictions to ease from midnight

NSW coronavirus restrictions to ease from midnight

NSW will ease a range of coronavirus rules from midnight tonight that will impact businesses, where people can travel and outdoor events.

From 12.01am on Monday, residents of both states will for the first time in more than four months be able to freely cross into the other jurisdiction without needing a permit.

More people will also be able to attend outdoor events including religious services, which will have its cap raised from 300 to 500 people.

Customer check-in at businesses using QR codes will also become mandatory to provide patrons with a hygienic, contactless way of signing in.

Businesses that fail to have a digital system in place by Monday could face penalties.

“Any business that is serious about safety should be using digital registration, such as a QR code or other method of capturing contact details electronically. There are no excuses,” NSW Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello said earlier this month.

Hospitality venues that use electronic entry are currently allowed to apply the one person per 2 sqm rule for outdoor areas.

Camera IconGladys Berejiklian on Sunday waved to people passing through the NSW-Victoria border check point for the last time. Credit: News Corp Australia, NCA NewsWire / Simon Dallinger

Checkpoints along the NSW-Victorian border came into force on July 8 following the start of Victoria’s second wave of coronavirus cases.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was in Albury on Sunday, where she celebrated becoming the first state to be open to all Australian jurisdictions and New Zealand.…

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