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Relaxed COVID-19 restrictions now in place in NSW


A raft of Coronavirus measures have now eased across New South Wales.

Pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes can serve up to 50 patrons and more people can attend church services, weddings and funerals.

Beauty and nail salons are re-opening their doors under strict guidelines while regional travel is also back with a state government campaign encouraging locals to explore their "back yard".

Margy Osmond from the Tourism and Transport Forum said regional communities are keen to get the business back, especially on the South Coast.

"The new campaign will be a shot in the arm for the industry because what it's going to do is help people research and know the places they can go to.

"From our own research one in five people are very keen to spend their money and have a break in a bushfire effected community and do what they can to help," Osmond said.

Changes to NSW restrictions from June 1:

* Up to 50 people allowed to dine in restaurants, pubs, clubs, casinos and cafes.

* Beauty salons reopen with no more than 10 clients.

* Up to 20 people can attend weddings, 50 at funerals and 50 at places of worship.

* Museums, galleries, libraries, zoos and aquariums allowed to reopen with strict guidelines.

* Regional travel within the state permitted for holidays and recreation.

* Caravan parks and camping grounds are permitted to open.

A number of restrictions remain in place including:

* Gyms, cinemas, theatres, concert halls and dance halls are still off-limits.

* Only five people allowed to visit a household.

* Outdoor gatherings still restricted to 10 people.


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