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Weddings, funerals and religious services – New South Wales

Updated on 20 October 2021, at 11:40 AET

NSW restrictions

NSW is no longer under lockdown. However, there are different rules for people who are fully vaccinated and those who are not fully vaccinated.

Rules for fully vaccinated people

Restrictions across NSW have eased for people who are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

Weddings

  • Wedding ceremonies and receptions can have no more than 1 person per 4 square metres indoors and 1 person per 2 square metres outdoors.
  • You can eat and drink while standing.
  • You can dance.
  • You can attend a wedding and reception anywhere in NSW.

Funerals and memorial services

  • Funerals and memorial services can have no more than 1 person per 4 square metres indoors and 1 person per 2 square metres outdoors.
  • You can eat and drink while standing.
  • You can attend a funeral or memorial service anywhere in NSW.

Places of worship

A place of worship can open to all members of the public. You must sign in using the Service NSW check-in app and wear a face mask indoors.

Rules for people who aren’t fully vaccinated

Weddings

If you are not fully vaccinated, you can only attend a small wedding. No more than 11 people can attend. These include the couple and celebrant; 2 witnesses; someone to record the service; and 5 guests.

You must be seated to eat and drink. You’re allowed to dance.

Funerals and memorial services

If you are not fully vaccinated, you can only attend a small funeral or memorial service. No more than 10 people can attend. This doesn’t include the person conducting the service and any others required for its conduct.

You must be seated to eat and drink.

Places of worship

A place of worship can open to all members of the public. You must sign in using the Service NSW check-in app and wear a face mask indoors.

Further reopening from 1 December 2021

Restrictions are expected to ease further from 1 December 2021. Changes will include the following.

  • No more than 1 person per 2 square metres are allowed at most venues.
  • People who are not fully vaccinated will have greater freedoms.
  • Weddings permitted with no person limit, eating and drinking allowed while standing and dancing permitted, density limits still apply.
  • Funerals permitted with no person limit, and eating and drinking allowed while standing, density limits still apply.
  • Places of worship open with singing permitted by all, and density limits still apply.

Mandatory face masks

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

Proof of vaccination

You must carry evidence that you have been fully vaccinated and produce it for inspection at a venue or event — or to a police or other authorised officer — if required.

Service NSW COVID Safe check-in

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

All businesses, venues and events must have a COVID Safety plan registered with Service NSW. Visit nsw.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe for more information.

For more information on restrictions in New South Wales, visit nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

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