Current COVID-19 restrictions 

Restrictions currently in place:

  • face masks need to be worn indoors 
  • density limits apply from 12.01am Monday, 27 December 2021: QR code check-ins will be compulsory, including for hospitality and retail; and hospitality venues, including pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes will move to 1 person per 2 sqm rule indoors, with no density limit for outdoor settings.
  • from 8 - 27 January 2022, singing and dancing will be prohibited in hospitality venues (including pubs, clubs, nightclubs, bars, and restaurants), entertainment facilities, and major recreation facilities. This prohibition will not apply for weddings, or for students and instructors and performers in the settings listed above.
  • proof of vaccination is not required at most venues
  • NSW Health strongly advises people get fully vaccinated and get a booster if it has been 4 or more months since your second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
  • NSW Health also encourages people to take extra precautions to reduce their risk of contracting Covid-19:
    • use common sense in limiting large household gatherings and gather outdoors where possible
    • stay seated when drinking in hospitality venues.

Restrictions are changing regularly so be sure to check the full, up-to-date list of NSW restrictions here

Public Health Order 

You can read the Public Health order here. 

COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing requirements in NSW have changed. More information can be found on the getting tested for COVID-19 fact sheet. 

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, even if mild and even if you are fully vaccinated, use a rapid antigen test immediately and self-isolate. Most people don't need a PCR test if they get a positive rapid antigen test result. More information can be found on Getting tested for COVID-19.

Testing clinics are available at a range of places across the Northern Beaches. Some clinics are closed or have reduced hours. Check NSW Health website for the most up-to-date information before attending.

Register a positive rapid antigen test result via your Service NSW app.

Increased hygiene protocols

Remember the most effective things you can do is to practice social distancing (stay 1.5m from others) and good hygiene. 

Council has increased hygiene protocols at all our public facilities including installation of hand sanitiser and posters and stickers with handwashing instructions as well as additional cleaning services.

More information

NSW Health provides regular updates on its websites.

You can also learn more about protective measures against coronavirus from the World Health Organisation.

Promoting COVID safety on the Northern Beaches

Our plan for how we will proactively work with NSW Police, Surf Lifesaving and other authorities as we open up.