Authorities to check if Sydney venues are complying with Covid rules

Inspections will be conducted by Liquor and Gaming NSW.
Inspections will be conducted by Liquor and Gaming NSW.

After a rise in Covid-19 cases in NSW, authorities will check hospitality venues in Sydney are complying with Covid-19 rules.

Australia.- The state of New South Wales is dealing with a new rise of Covid-19 cases in Sydney and is stepping up controls on hospitality venues.

Liquor and Gaming NSW will be in charge of inspections with around 40 inspectors dedicated to the task.

Darren Duke, acting director of compliance at Liquor & Gaming NSW, said: “Venues not complying with the Public Health Orders pose a clear and significant risk to public health.

“Any venues found breaching the rules may be subject to a fine or in serious cases could face a closure of their venue.” 

According to current rules, the wearing of masks is mandatory indoors and there must be social distancing of one person per four square metres.  

In the state of Victoria, authorities recently relaxed Covid-19 restrictionsallowing casinos and gaming venues in Melbourne to admit up to 300 people per indoor space, with a density limit of one person per 4 square metres.

The use of masks will continue to be mandatory indoors. The measure is expected to be in place for at least another two weeks.

Under new rules, indoor fixed-seating entertainment can open to up to 75 per cent of seated capacity, with a capacity of 300 people per space.

Victoria has reported 50 active local Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Crown Melbourne has announced that in line with the Victorian government’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions, it will allow the return of guests to restaurants and bars, pool and gym facilities and retail stores. The casino will open to members by invitation only.

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