NRL 2021 COVID-19 Sydney Northern Beaches Outbreak - Greater Sydney Lockdown

20th December 2020

Just prior to Christmas 2020 an outbreak on the Sydney Northern Beaches, from a Airline staff member, sent greater Sydney into a Covid lockdown once again. Restrictions at sporting events in Sydney had reduced to 25% of stadium capacity and masks compulsary. Queensland have once again closed their borders to Greater Sydney.

NRL 2021 COVID-19 Sydney Northern Beaches Outbreak - Borders Re-Open

27th January 2021

Queensland has re-opened its borders to greater Sydney. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the state's border with NSW will open on February 1, in a decision that the NSW Premier says has come as a relief. It means Greater Sydney will no longer be declared a hotspot and millions of residents across 35 local government areas will be able to enter Queensland from Monday without undergoing mandatory hotel quarantine.

NRL 2021 COVID-19 Sydney Northern Beaches Outbreak - NSW Stadiums at 75% capacity

26th February 2021

Restrictions across Greater Sydney had eased and as we entered the start if the NRL pre-season NSW stadiums were able to operate at 75% capacity.

NRL 2021 COVID-19 Sydney Outbreak - NSW Stadiums at 100% capacity

24th March 2021

For the first time in more than 12 months, there will be no COVID-19 restrictions on dancing in NSW after the state government announced a major relaxation of social distancing measures. The overhaul will take effect from 12.01am on March 29 and also means masks will no longer be mandatory on public transport. From Monday:

  • No caps on numbers at weddings and funerals
  • No restrictions on singing anywhere
  • No restrictions on dancing anywhere
  • No cap on visitors in the home (if there are more than 100 people there must be a COVID-19 safety plan and electronic recording of visitor details)
  • 200 people allowed at personal outdoor public gatherings
  • All venues to move to 2sqm rule (venues will be allowed at least 25 people before 2sqm rule applies)
  • 100 per cent seated capacity at entertainment venues (stadiums, theatres etc)
  • Mask use on public transport will move from "mandatory" to "strongly recommended"


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