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Christ­mas bar­bies back on in­NSW

- New South Wales · Government of New South Wales · Queensland · Adelaide · Annastacia Palaszczuk · Tasmania

Big back­yard Christ­mas bar­be­cues are back on the cards af­ter the New South Wales state gov­ern­ment eased a slew of Covid-19 re­stric­tions.

Up to 50 peo­ple can now con­vene out­doors across NSW, while up to 30 peo­ple can gather in­doors. All venues up to 200 square me­tres in size, in­clud­ing hos­pi­tal­ity venues, will also be able to host one pa­tron per two square me­tres.

Pub­lic health or­ders re­quir­ing em­ploy­ers to al­low staff to work from home will end on De­cem­ber 14.

The change came af­ter NSW recorded its 18th con­sec­u­tive day of zero lo­cally ac­quired Covid-19 cases.

The NSW-Queens­land bor­der has also re­opened in time for sum­mer. Ac­cess to Queens­land for Vic­to­ri­ans has also re­sumed.

Only Ade­laide res­i­dents will have to quar­an­tine for 14 days on ar­rival in Queens­land.

Queens­land Premier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk con­grat­u­lated Vic­to­ria for fol­low­ing NSW in go­ing 28 days with­out an un­linked case of coro­n­avirus.

Tas­ma­nia will open its bor­ders to Vic­to­ria tomorrow for the first time in more than eight months. Af­ter pre­vi­ously flag­ging a Novem­ber 27 re­open­ing, the is­land state con­firmed that manda­tory quar­an­tine re­quire­ments for Vic­to­rian ar­rivals would end.

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