NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet reintroduces heavy Covid-19 restrictions 

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Highlights

  • NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet reintroduced COVID-19 restrictions amid the Omicron outbreak.
  • The prohibitions are likely to be removed on 27 January. 
  • From Saturday, dancing and singing will be banned in the hospitality venues and recreation and entertainment facilities.

From Saturday, singing and dancing will be banned in significant recreation & entertainment facilities and hospitality venues as NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has reintroduced several COVID-19 restrictions amid the Omicron outbreak.

While students, instructors, performers, and events like weddings are exempted from the prohibition, significant events are likely to be subjected to risk assessments from health authorities. 

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The prohibitions are likely to be removed on 27 January. Perrottet labelled these prohibitions as proportionate and minor changes to ease pressure on hospital staff.

These are the latest changes under the Covid-19 safe policies rolled back since 15 December when the Federal Government removed several restrictions to pre-pandemic levels. Now the government will extend vaccination mandates including healthcare, police and teaching sectors to include booster shots. 

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As per the new rules, elective, non-urgent surgeries will be paused until mid-February. Due to Sydney's Covid outbreaks, hospitals are experiencing severe staff shortages across the state, and supply chains are experiencing delays.

Bottomline

The Omicron outbreak has brought significant challenges for the Premier; however, with the reintroduction of Covid restrictions, things may get sorted a little bit. 


 


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