Hunter Restrictions Update - 31 July 2020

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What has changed

31 July 2020

Under the amended public health order for gatherings and movement

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For a full list of closures and restricted venues visit the NSW Government's COVID-19 website.

The NSW Government will closely monitor COVID-19 rates, especially community transmissions, and use this to guide the further easing of restrictions.

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Information is being regularly updated on the NSW Government's COVID-19 website as well as on NSW Health's website. 

Visiting family and friends at home

  • Up to 20 visitors may visit another household at any one time. The total number of visitors includes adults and children.
  • There is no daily limit to visitors to your home, so long as you don’t have more than 20 visitors at any one time.
  • If you are over 70 or have a pre-existing medical condition, you should limit the number of visitors and take care at all times.  
  • You can have guests from any household so long as it does not exceed 20 visitors in total. 
  • An overnight stay as part of a visit to someone’s house is allowed.
  • Some people who need to attend your home will not be counted as visitors if they are at your home to 
    • provide a service, care or assistance or for compassionate reasons 

    • fulfil contact arrangements between parents and children under the age of 18 or between siblings 

    • help a member of the household to move in or out of the home 

    • avoid an injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm 

    • assist in an emergency situation.  

As the home is a high transmission area, the NSW Chief Health Officer strongly recommends a COVID-Safe precautionary approach of having no more than 10 visitors at a time. 

People who are at higher risk of COVID-19 infection include:

  • people aged 70 years and over
  • people aged 65 years and over with chronic medical conditions
  • people with a compromised immune system
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions.

If you are in one of these groups, follow the guidance for vulnerable people.

Holiday homes and holiday rentals

  • There are no limitations on people who live in NSW travelling within NSW. 
  • Up to 20 people may stay in a holiday home or holiday rental. More than 20 people can stay in a holiday home or holiday rental if they are all members of the same household.

  • If you are visiting a national park camping ground you must book ahead.

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Outdoor public gatherings

  • No more than 20 people are allowed to gather outside in a public place.