So with new press conferences daily and thousands of people getting tested (good on you!), what are the rules in place for the NYE?
First thing you need to know is don’t even BOTHER going into the city or around the harbour on the 31st because they will be CLOSED to anyone who has not gotten a pass via Service NSW.
If you have a local park that you can see the fireworks from outside of the city then you’ll still be able to go there but guys… it’s raining for the rest of the week so it won’t be very fun.
“If there’s a local park or a local venue that some people go to look at the fireworks or to have a picnic, that is okay so long as everybody is Covid-safe,” she said.
Well, our fair city has been split into 4 zones with 4 different rules.
GREATER SYDNEY/CENTRAL COAST/WOLLONGONG
No major rules have changed since Christmas, Sydney-siders will be afforded 10 visitors for NYE but this time this count will INCLUDE children under 12.
Outdoor gatherings have been reduced from 100 to 50, which I can’t imagine will affect anyone… if you were planning to have a 100 people party this year you’re nuts!
No changes have been made to regional NSW
NORTHERN NORTHERN BEACHES
Alas, I’m so sorry if you’re in this section which is considered NORTH of Narrabeen bridge and East of the Baha’i temple, you will only be allowed 5 visitors into your households and they MUST be from the North section.
SOUTHERN NORTHEN BEACHES
Similar but slightly more relax, you guys will be allowed 10 visitors but they also MUST be from your Southern Northern Beaches zone.
The shortened 7 minute firework display is still going ahead “My strong message to everyone in Greater Sydney this year is to watch the fireworks on TV,” Berejiklian advised.
Cue: Introverts everywhere cheering!
Happy New Year everyone, it’s almost over and we made it!