New South Wales welcomes three flights from New Zealand today, October 16, 2020. The flights are the first ones allowed into the country as part of the Trans Tasman Travel Bubble, where the travellers are not to undergo the fourteen day quarantine previously required.
The details of arrangements for NSW residents to travel to New Zealand under similar conditions are still being finalised. It is hope that these would be operational by December.
At today's media briefing NSW Premier Gladys Berjeklian reported there are five new COVID 19 cases, four of which are in hotel quarantine.
The other good news is that there is easing of some restrictions effective from today, October 16
*. A music rehearsal or performance of up to 500 people may be held in an outdoor public place. The organiser must complete and register a COVID-19 Safety Plan.
* Venues that use electronic systems for registering contact details may apply the one person per 2 square metre rule for outdoor areas, subject to maximum capacity limits.
*All events must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and provided there is sufficient space at the venue, the maximum capacity for these events is still - 300 people for corporate events;150 people for weddings and 100 people for funerals and religious services.
* Up to 20 visitors may visit another household at any one time. The total number of visitors includes adults and children. (A member of the household is not counted as a visitor.) There is no daily limit to visitors to your home, so long as you don’t have more than 20 visitors at any one time.
* a public gathering cannot have more than 20 people in public parks, reserves, beaches, gardens and spaces
*places of worship are still subject to 4sqm distance between people.