Hospitality venues across New South Wales are now able to operate at an increased capacity thanks to an easing of restrictions.

Venues were initially limited to the 4sqm rule until 1 December according to the initial roadmap, however the date was brought forward.

“We are on track to reach 90 per cent double vaccination weeks ahead of schedule and this is a testament to everybody across NSW and especially our health workers,” said Premier Dominic Perrottet.

Hospitality businesses are now able to operate according to the 2sqm per person rule. There are also no person or booking limits.

Singing is permitted indoors and outdoors and patrons are able to consume alcohol indoors or outdoors while standing.

“We are inching closer to returning to many of our pre-pandemic activities,” said Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres.

“This latest easing of restrictions will be welcome news for hundreds of businesses ready to reopen, expand their operations and welcome back more customers.”

Mask requirements will remain in place until NSW reaches 95 per cent double-dose vaccination or 15 December and unvaccinated patrons will not be able to attend venues until the aforementioned requirements are met.

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