Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced 42 thousand people got tested in the last 24 hours for COVID-19.

With 8 new cases, 7 are directly linked to the Avalon cluster, with the 8th the same ‘mystery’ case from yesterday.

Premier Gladys has revealed that for Greater Sydney, we will be allowed 10 guests in our home and then ADDITIONALLY as many children under 12 as needed but this is only in effect for the 24th, 25th and 26th of December.

From the 27th, regular restrictions will be re-implemented.

Gladys reiterated that you CANNOT shuffle through different groups of 10 people throughout the day, it should be ONE group of 10 for the whole day.

No changes have been made for regional NSW.

On the Northern Beaches Cluster:

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The concentration of cases has been narrowed down to the Northern part of the Northern Beaches, with boundaries set North of Narrabean Bridge and East of the Bahai Temple.

If you are in the Northern part of the beaches inside these boundaries you are considered in lockdown.

This means that you cannot leave your area over these holidays.

Regulations have been slightly relaxed allowed you to have 5 people in your home over the 24th, 25th and 26th however they MUST be in the same area as you.

Ie) If you are in the Northern area locked down, your guests must also be from the Northern area inside the boundaries set.

From the 27th of December, regular restrictions will be re-implemented.

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If you are from the Southern part of the Northern Beaches OUTSIDE the boundaries set, you will be allowed to have 10 people in your home in addition to any children under 12 over the 24th, 25th and 26th.

HOWEVER, while your guests may be allowed to come from greater Sydney, you yourself are not allowed to leave the Northern Beaches.

From the 27th of December, regular restrictions will be re-implemented.

Premier Gladys has stated that another press conference will be scheduled for Boxing Day to reaccess restrictions needed for New Years.

 

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