NSW has confirmed 30 new cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak of Northern Beaches, but Premier Gladys Berejiklian says that infections are yet to spread to Greater Sydney.
Twenty-eight of the cases are specifically linked to the Avalon cluster, while the other two cases are under review but are linked to the outbreak of Northern Beaches.
Premier Berejiklian said there was no evidence at this point of infection spreading beyond the Northern Beaches.
Further restrictions will be enforced from midnight tonight, with residents of Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Illawarra-Shoalhaven and Blue Mountains, no more than 10 people permitted to stay in their homes.
Hospitality laws and places of worship shall return from the existing two metres to the four-square-metre norm.
There’s even going to be a limit on those 300 people venues.
Singing and singing indoor venues will also not be allowed.
Dancefloors will also not be allowed, except for weddings, where up to 20 people from the wedding party are allowed.
People are also advised not to visit nursing homes, disability facilities or vulnerable people unless they are critical.
The restrictions will be in effect until the closing of the Northern Beaches on Wednesday at midnight.
Premier Berejiklian said that on Wednesday, the health authorities would inform the government of what restrictions would be needed beyond that day.
The lockdown, which started at 5:00 p.m. last night, follows an outbreak that led to 68 cases linked to the Avalon cluster.
Particular focus has been put on the Avalon RSL and the Avalon Bowling Club, which the health authorities consider to be the epicentre of the cluster.
Anyone who visited the venues must be promptly screened for COVID-19 and isolated for 14 days, even if the results are negative.