The NSW Premier has re-introduced a raft of COVID-19 restrictions — including mandatory mask-wearing indoors — as the state records another positive infection.

Health authorities said the second coronavirus case was the wife of a man in his 50s, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, who tested positive yesterday.

The man’s other close contacts have so far tested negative.

They are among more than 11,500 people who were tested for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

To curb the risk of a super-spreading event, NSW Premier has introduced a three-day tightening of restrictions from midday across Greater Sydney — including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains.

The restrictions include:

  • No more than 20 guests (including children) to gather in a household
Masks compulsory on public transport and in public indoor venues including retail, theatres, hospitals and aged care facilities
  • Front of house hospitality staff must wear face masks
  • Drinking while standing in indoor venue is not allowed
  • Singing by audiences at indoor shows or at indoor worship is not allowed
  • Dancing is not allowed in indoor hospitality venues or clubs, except for at weddings where it’s recommended no more than 20 people are on a dancefloor at one time
  • Visitors to aged care facilities must be limited to two people.

Latest Covid Venue Alerts

SYDNEY CBD: Fratelli Fresh, F5 Pitt Street, Tuesday 27 April, 1:15pm-2:15pm

BONDI BEACH: The Bondi Trattoria, 34 Campbell Parade, Thursday 29 April, 12:45pm-1:30pm

ANNANDALE: Barbeques Galore, G1/212-220 Parramatta Road, Annandale, Saturday 1 May, 2pm-3pm

BONDI JUNCTION: Screening of The Courier at Event Cinemas, Westfield Bondi Junction, Friday 30 April, 6pm-8pm

BONDI JUNCTION: The Meat Store, 262 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, Sunday 2 May, 3pm-4pm

CASULA: Barbeques Galore, The Crossroads Unit 12B Parkers Farm Place, Saturday 1 May, 4pm-5pm

MASCOT: BP Runway, Cnr Butler Rd, General Holmes Dr, Saturday 1 May, 4:30pm-5pm

PADDINGTON: Barbetta, 2 Elizabeth St, Friday 30 April, 1:30pm-2:30pm

RUSHCUTTERS BAY: Figo Restaurant, 3/56-60A Bayswater Road, Friday 30 April, 8:45pm-11pm

SILVERWATER: Joe’s Barbeques & Heating, 142 Silverwater Road, Saturday 1 May, 1:30pm-2:30pm

SILVERWATER: Tucker Barbecues, 138 Silverwater Rd, Saturday 1 May, 1:30pm-2:30pm

SYDNEY CBD: District Brasserie, 2 Chifley Square, Friday 30 April, 11am-12pm

SYDNEY CBD: HineSight Optometrist; Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, P2 / 61- 101 Phillip Street, Friday 30 April, 12pm-1pm

MOORE PARK: The Stadium Club, Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Monday 3 May, 11:30am-12:30pm

MOORE PARK: Azure Café, Entertainment Quarter, Shop 5a Building 205, Monday 3 May, 12:30pm-1:00pm

ROSE BAY: The Royal Sydney Golf Club, Kent Rd, Monday 3 May, 5:30pm-9:00pm

BROOKVALE: Rug Cleaning Repairs Hand Rug Wash Sydney, 8/52-54 Sydenham Rd, Tuesday 4 May, 12:30pm-1:00pm

COLLAROY: Alfresco Emporium, 1021 Pittwater Rd, Tuesday 4 May, 1:00pm-1:30pm

BALGOWLAH: Smith Made, 14/28 Roseberry Street, Tuesday 4 May, 2:30pm-2:45pm

DOUBLE BAY: Chemist Warehouse, 459-463 New South Head Rd, Tuesday 4 May, 3:45pm-4:00pm

DOUBLE BAY: Woolworths, Kiaora Lane and Kiaora Rd, Tuesday 4 May, 4:05pm-4:15pm