Life Celebrations and Weddings Are Back in NSW

Restrictions Eased – Monday 11 October, 2021

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The stay at home orders were lifted as of 12.01AM on Monday October 11, 2021, meaning that fully vaccinated persons or persons with exemptions may now leave our homes for any reason… and we can now reactivate the reset planning and delivery processes for social events and wedding celebrations that have been on hold for too long.

Currently the eased restrictions will allow persons who are fully vaccinated and those with medical exemptions to be able to attend the following but all must have proof of vaccinations x 2 in a digital or hardcopy format when attending social events and weddings in an established hospitality venue and *at home activations must have a *registered COVID Safe Operational Plan lodged with Service NSW for each *at home wedding by the facilitator of the activation.

So what can we do now…

  • Wedding Ceremonies permitted with density limit for up to 100 people (5 person limit for people who are not fully vaccinated)
  • Wedding Party, guests, services, suppliers, vendors and venues personnel must be fully vaccinated 
  • Wedding Receptions permitted with density limit for up to 100 people (not permitted for people who are not fully vaccinated) 
  • Food and Beverages must be seated by seated service
  • Dancing is permitted but is subject to the social distancing density rules of the day
  • Up to 10 fully vaccinated singers may perform in places of worship and at religious services

*All venues and premises will have to observe and operate at the social distancing rule of *1 person per 4 square metres indoors and *1 person per 2 square metres outdoors.

Note: People under the age of 16 who are not fully vaccinated are allowed unaccompanied in their workplaces and all outdoor settings — but must be with a fully vaccinated member of their household in:

  • hospitality venues (unless collecting takeaways)
  • entertainment facilities
  • major recreation facilities and
  • places of worship unless (they work at the venue)

Work Place Requirements under Public Health Orders  

*NSW Public Health Orders requires:

all event/wedding activations and venue personnel to fully vaccinated and masks remain for all front of house and intersecting personnel

– for places in regional NSW with vaccination requirements for staff and customers –  staff can return to work on October 11, 2021 if they have had at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but they must be fully vaccinated by 1 November 2021

Further reopening permissions at 80% & 90% fully vaccinated – TBC

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Eased restrictions at 80% will allow for persons who are fully vaccinated and those with medical exemptions to participate in the following with non vaccinated persons participation at 90% when the Public Health Orders are signed – TBC.

Overview of permissions moving forward post 70% permissions:

  • wedding ceremonies permitted with no person limit (5-person limit for people who are not fully vaccinated) density limit still applies
  • wedding receptions permitted with no person limits (not permitted for people who are not fully vaccinated)
  • food and beverage consumption permitted  while standing
  • dancing permitted however density limits still apply 
  • funerals permitted with no person limit (10-person limit for people who are not fully vaccinated) and eating and drinking allowed while standing, density limits still apply
  • places of worship reopen for people who are not fully vaccinated with density limits with up to 10 fully vaccinated singers may perform in places of worship and at religious services

*All premises will operate at the social distancing rules of *1 person per 4 square metres indoors and *1 person per 2 square metres outdoors – *venue or premises capacity is based on the per person per square metre rules. 

Regional NSW with vaccination requirements for staff and customers – *staff can return to work on October 11, 2021 if they’ve had at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine but they must be fully vaccinated by 1 November 2021 under the NSW Public Health Orders.

What can we expect  from 1 December 2021

Restrictions are expected to ease further from December 1, 2021 – (tbc) *anticipated changes include:

  • venues move to the 2 square metres rule per person
  • people who are not fully vaccinated will have greater freedoms under the NSW Public Health Orders
  • weddings permitted with no person limit *density limits apply
  • eating and drinking allowed while standing however *density limits still apply

and

  • dancing permitted however *density limits still apply
  • funerals permitted with no person limit with *density limits applied
  • places of worship open with singing permitted by all however *density limits still apply

Service NSW COVID Safe Check In – Required

The Service NSW COVID Safe check-in app is mandatory across most businesses, venues and events.

*View service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/service-nsw-mobile-app for more details.

If you don’t have a smartphone, you can apply for COVID-19 check-in card at service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/create-covid-19-check-card.

COVID Safety Plan – Required

All businesses, venues and events must have a COVID Safety Plan registered with Service NSW and display QR check – in for contact tracing.

*View nsw.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe for more information on the required COVID Safety Plan criteria.

For more information on restrictions specific to your event or wedding delivery in New South Wales visit nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

What this all means simply is our event and wedding industries will continue to work collaboratively and cohesively across all venues, suppliers and vendors to ensure that capacity and convergence is managed effectively and that all postponed and rescheduled weddings or life celebration events currently in *reset mode are not overtly impacted by the new season intersection.

We will of course stay on top off any changes that may impact the delivery landscape.

We are all in this together… and we are here to ensure each and every life celebration is planned and delivered as our clients envisage within a time appropriate and stress free way, however the NSW Public Health Orders (of the day) will continue to inform the real world capabilities of each and every life celebration and its delivery.

 

Kerrie @luxeunforgettableevents
service – creativity – style – logistics – delivery

 

Disclaimer: As part of our ongoing COVID-19 Safe social distancing commitments and our operational policy all wedding and event day activations are currently subject to the standing NSW and Federal Governments ‘public health orders of the day’ – any postponements or cancellations required under the Public Health Orders (PHO’s) will be rescheduled by availability of all parties to the delivery of the day and by express agreement by all moving forward.

Every effort will be made to promptly reschedule any unavoidable postponement as a consequence of the PHO’s however LUXE – Unforgettable Events, it’s employees and partners (in contract) remain held harmless as to the ever changing impacts of the changing standing Public Health Orders. 

Our Risk Management Policy recognises the additional challenges that we all face fundamentally and operational during the COVID-19 world wide pandemic and our first priority remains the health and safety of our valued clients, their guests, our collaborative industry delivery partners and the LUXE –  Unforgettable Events team.

Our team continues to monitor the current and evolving implications to the delivery of our client’s important big days.

Please observe all wedding and event venue COVID Safe – Social Distancing Ambassador directions at all times.

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