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Materials to ensure a COVID Safe Christmas and holiday season

End of Year celebrations and happy holidays

Planning your end of 2020 celebration? Adhere to Public Health Orders and be COVID safe, for example by choosing an outdoor venue. Avoid crowded or noisy places and stay seated with your group. If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, get tested immediately and stay home until you receive a negative result.


Christmas shopping, shopping centres and online shopping

When out shopping, remember to keep 1.5 metres from others and stay COVID safe. Also consider online shopping to avoid crowded shopping centres.


Heatwave and summer advice

As we move into the summer months, including potential heatwaves or long periods of extreme heat, it’s vital we also continue to keep our community safe from COVID-19.


Ventilation and outdoor gatherings

If catching up with friends or family at your home, be COVID safe and entertain outdoors in your backyard, courtyard, or on your balcony if you have one. If you must entertain inside, choose a large well-ventilated space and open doors and windows where possible.

When developing any new content, ensure the importance of using outdoor locations wherever possible.

Information and resources for councils

Regulatory advice for local councils during the COVID-19 pandemic

The NSW Government is committed to supporting councils to implement achievable measures to continue to undertake regulatory functions, while recognising that compliance officers require a level of flexibility and discretion to do their job effectively based on local circumstances.

The Office of Local Government has developed the following guidance for local councils: