New restrictions for Greater Sydney including mandatory mask wearing and limits on household guests have been announced after NSW recorded 13 new Covid cases on Wednesday.
From 4pm on Wednesday, household gatherings will be limited to five visitors and masks will be compulsory in all all indoor non-residential settings including workplaces.
Drinking while standing at indoor venues will also be banned once again and those who live and work in seven hotspot suburbs will not be allowed to leave metropolitan Sydney unless they have an essential reason.
Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings for the bridal party with no more than 20 people.
Gym classes will be limited to 20 people per class, and masks must be worn.
The one person per four square metre rule will be re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals.
Ms Berejiklian said health officials had found 10 local cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday night - nine of which had already been announced.
NEW COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FOR GREATER SYDNEY
From 4pm Wednesday for one week:
Visitors to households will be limited to 5 guests – including children;
Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events;
Drinking while standing at indoor venues will not be allowed;
Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed;
Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings for the bridal party only (no more than 20 people);
Dance and gym classes limited to 20 per class (masks must be worn);
The one person per four square metre rule will be re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals;
Outdoor seated events will be limited to 50% seated capacity;
Previous public transport capacity limits, represented by green dots, will be reintroduced
Since that cut-off though, she said an additional 13 infections had been found in the community - eight of whom were at the same party.
Residents from the City of Sydney, Woolhara, Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West and Randwick local government areas cannot travel outside Sydney unless visiting a relative in care or going to work.
'We apologise in advance that this impact some people's ability to travel during the school holidays but these measures mean you have to go further at this stage,' she said.
'We're not going restrict people's movement or what they do but we will restrict if you live or work in the seven LGAs, don't go beyond metropolitan Sydney unless utterly essential.
'These changes will be made effective immediately with compliance from 4pm and I appreciate there may be categories or civic areas we haven't in this press conference. Please follow health orders.'