NSW Government Increase Stadium Capacity to 100%
or the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, all NSW stadiums will be able to have their 100% seated capacity filled.
The easing of restrictions will come into effect at 12:01am the morning of Monday, March 29, which will benefit many sporting codes in the state, including NRL, AFL and the A-League.
NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, said through the hard work of contact tracers and the NSW public, the timing is right to fill sporting stadiums once again.
“With no community transmission and our quarantine and frontline workers now receiving their second vaccinations, the timing is right to further ease restrictions across the state,” Berejiklian said.
“As we do this, it is important we don’t let our guard down and continue to check in at venues, keep our social distance and get tested if we have even the mildest of symptoms,” she said.
NSW chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant, said this is an important step, but the next logical one to return to normality is being vaccinated.
“I urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible and able to do so,” Chant said.
“It will not only protect you, your family and loved ones, but will keep the whole community safe,” she said.
The easing of COVIDsafe restrictions includes no restrictions on dancing at licensed venues and no caps on visitors in private homes.