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Dancing Will Finally Be Allowed Again At Nightclubs In NSW

Dancing Will Finally Be Allowed Again At Nightclubs In NSW

The state government will permit 50 people at one time to cut loose.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

The New South Wales government has unveiled a raft of changes to its social distancing rules.

One of the big standouts is that dancing is back on the menu boys and girls.

The state government will permit up to 50 people to gather on the D-floor and bust a move or two.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the state's run of no new coronavirus cases means they are able to ease some of the rules that have kept everyone seated.

"We're deeply grateful that since the beginning of the pandemic, the community has taken our advice... [and] has really led the way throughout the nation and we want that to continue," Ms Berejiklian said.

"I'm pleased that because of that, we are in strong position we are today and from Monday life will be very more different in NSW."

In addition to that, the state government has allowed the following things.

  • Up to 100 people allowed at outdoor gatherings
  • Standing outdoors will be allowed at hospitality venues, but not indoors
  • No limit on funerals or weddings
  • Four-square metre rule will become two-square metre except for at gyms and nightclubs
  • Stadiums and theatres will be allowed 100 per cent capacity for outside and 75 for inside
  • Up to 5,000 people allowed for outdoor events that are ticketed, seated and fenced
  • Up to 3,000 people allowed for other outdoor events
  • Up to 50 singers allowed outside, no cap outdoors

The changes will come into effect next Monday (December 7), meaning you'll have to skip out the fun dance moves this weekend.

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet hopes people will still socially distance from one another, however he's looking forward to giving residents a bit more freedom.

"In terms of economic activity you're looking at hundreds of millions of dollars injected into the NSW activity every single month," he said. "The pubs have told us that today's announcement is 9,000 new jobs right across our state.

"It's instant impact, this getting people straight back to work."

Featured Image Credit: Gladys Berejiklian/Facebook

Topics: News, Australia