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Several COVID restrictions reinstated by NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet
With almost 110,000 new COVID cases recorded between 5th and 7th January and a significant increase in the number of hospitalised patients, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has reintroduced several COVID restrictions.
From tomorrow, elective surgeries will be paused, and singing and dancing will be banned in hospitality venues, entertainment facilities and major recreation facilities. This prohibition will not apply for weddings, or for students and instructors and performers in the settings listed above.
Major events may also be subjected to risk assessments from health authorities and could be postponed at their discretion.
Premier Perrottet labelled the changes as ‘minor’ and ‘proportionate’ as NSW moves through the next phase of the outbreak.
Despite assurances by both Premier Perrottet and Prime Minister Scott Morrison that hospitals were coping well with the Omicron surge in cases, a number of anecdotal reports from medical professionals and across social media have contradicted this.
As with other countries having experienced a surge in Omicron, while data suggests the Omicron variant causes less severe illness, the sheer volume of cases caused by the highly transmissible strain has pushed Australia’s hospitals to their limits.
The Omicron surge has also resulted in many hospitality venues having to close due to the ongoing staff shortage crisis.
PCR testing delays and the recent government advice instructing people to rely on RAT tests unless symptomatic is likely to mean the true number of people infectious in the community is far higher than official figures.
22nd December 2021 - Omicron variant sees Coronavirus again impacting live performance
7th December 2021 - Potential spread of Omicron variant of global concern
2nd December 2021 - Outdoor Industry slams NSW Government’s lack of support
30th November 2021 - World Health Organization warns of risks of Omicron COVID-19 variant
3rd November 2021 - Organisers commit to Tamworth Country Music Festival going ahead in 2022
1st November 2021 - NSW Government offers free hospitality training to help fill skills gap
30th September 2021 - Bluesfest Chairman Peter Noble responds to NSW Government’s COVID roadmap
6th January 2021 - NSW Government makes mask wearing mandatory for SCG Test
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