Sydney's extended lockdown: the facts

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RESTRICTIONS IN NSW EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON JULY 16

* Lockdown for Sydney and surrounds extended by one week, until midnight on July 16

* Thousands of school students to return to online learning on Tuesday July 13

SCHOOLS ACROSS GREATER SYDNEY

* Online learning from Tuesday July 13 with face-to-face learning to resume on July 19

* Includes students on the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour

* Schools will be open for students who need them, including students whose parents are essential workers

* No students will be turned away from school

SCHOOLS IN REGIONAL NSW

* Face-to-face learning to resume on Tuesday July 13

RESTRICTIONS ACROSS GREATER SYDNEY

* Restrictions across Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour will remain in place until midnight on July 16

* Stay at home unless absolutely necessary.

* No visitors in homes

* Pubs, restaurants, entertainment venues, gyms, places of worship, beauty salons, caravan parks and camping grounds are closed

* Stay-at-home order will remain in place until at least July 16

REASONS TO LEAVE HOME:

* to get food or other goods and services

* if you can't work or continue education at home

* exercising outside in groups of less than 10

* Providing care to a relative

* Attending a funeral or memorial service

FOR ALL OTHER REGIONAL NSW RESIDENTS:

* Current restrictions across regional NSW will remain in place for at least another week

* One person per four square metre rule applies indoors and outdoors, including at weddings and funerals.

* Masks compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events.

* Visitors to households limited to five, including children.

* Dancing banned at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs.

* Dancing allowed at weddings for the bridal party, which must be no more than 20 people.

* Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship banned.

* Dance and gym classes limited to 20, masks required.

* Outdoor seated events limited to 50 per cent seated capacity.

* Public transport capacity limits, and green dots on seats, are back.

* Drinking while standing at indoor venues banned.

SOURCE: NSW PREMIER GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN

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