by Nichole Edsall on July 17, 2021


The stay at home order has been extended until 11.59pm Friday 30 July 2021. The direction applies to people who live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas.

Places that are closed:

The places there were already directed to stay closed to the public, have to remain closed.  Venues relevant to our industry include: 

  • Indoor recreation facilities such as squash courts, indoor swimming pools, gyms, table tennis centres, health studios, bowling alleys and ice rinks.
  • Public swimming pools (except natural swimming pools, which may open).
  • Entertainment facilities, such as theatres, cinemas, music halls, concert halls and dance halls.

No community sport (whether training or a match) in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour should proceed.

Reasonable excuse to leave home:

There is a list of reasonable excuses to leave home. This includes:

  • obtain food or other goods and services
  • travel for work or education if it is not possible to do it at home
  • exercise and take outdoor recreation in Greater Sydney (no more than 10 people).

Click here for the full list.

Face masks:

You are required to wear a face mask in all non-residential premises across NSW. As well as wearing a face mask in all indoor areas, you must also wear a face mask:

  • at certain outdoor gatherings
  • if you are on public transport
  • in a major recreation facility such as a stadium.

For all other areas of NSW outside Greater Sydney, restrictions apply including:

  • A 20-person limit applies to classes or activities at a gym, dance or any other activities such as a yoga class.
  • If you are participating in a dance class or gym class, or you must wear a face mask.
  • The 1 person per 4 square metre rule is to be re-introduced.
  • Outdoor seated events will be limited to 50% seated capacity
  • Masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events.

Click here for full details.