Beachgoers will have to keep a towel length between themselves and others under the NSW government's plan for a COVID-safe summer.
The plan encourages more outdoor dining and safe distancing will be marked out in parks and some public spaces from October.
A COVID-safe summer program of events will be launched in outdoor areas to encourage people to get out and about safely.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said residents will need to approach outdoor activities “a bit differently this summer”.
“In NSW we are continuing to try to get the right balance between keeping the State open for business, while keeping control of the virus,” Mr Berejiklian said.
The plan includes social distance markings in parklands, encouraging people to sit a towel-length or 1.5 metres apart at the beach, encouraging local businesses to make people dine outside, and a partnership between state and local governments on promoting “alternative public spaces”.
Member for Manly James Griffin said people “don’t need to retreat indoors this summer”.
“I’m incredibly pleased to see where we’re at... we’re in a very good place,” Premier Gladys Berejkilian told reporters this morning.
It is the first time since July 3 that there has been no locally acquired cases during a 24-hour period.
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