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Retail, shopping and real estate – New South Wales

Updated on 25 January 2022, at 9:35 AET

NSW restrictions

All retail is open to everyone, regardless of their vaccination status.

Everyone over the age of 12 must wear a mask in all indoor settings except at home.

QR check-ins are required at hospitality and retail venues.

Face masks

To learn about the face-mask rules that apply to you, see ‘Face masks — New South Wales' in the Restriction Checker.

Vaccination evidence

You no longer need to show evidence of your vaccination status, unless you are at an airport, work in certain industries or attending a music festival with more than 1000 people.

Service NSW COVID Safe check-in

The Service NSW COVID Safe check-in app is required at certain businesses, venues and events. See for more details.

If you don't have a smartphone, you can apply for COVID-19 check-in card at

COVID Safety plan

COVID Safety plans are now optional for businesses, venues and events. Visit for more information.

For more information on restrictions in New South Wales, visit

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