Greater Sydney Lockdown
Until midnight 16 July, people in Greater Sydney including Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour can only leave home for the following four reasons:
- Shopping for food or other essential goods and services
- Medical care or compassionate needs (including to get a COVID-19 vaccine)
- Exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer
- Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home
Community sport is still cancelled, however exercise is allowed. People in the impacted areas can still ride, but not in groups of more than 10. Masks do not need to be worn when exercising but Bicycle NSW encourages all riders to take one, just in case of a medical incident or if you need to stop at the shops.
Additionally, from Tuesday (13 July), learning will be online for schools and students in Greater Sydney for four days. If you need some activities to keep your kids busy we have a range of resources here.
For full details of the current restrictions visit the NSW Health website.
Restrictions In Rural and Regional Areas
To help control the spread across all of NSW, there are restrictions in place for regional and rural areas until midnight Friday, 16 July. Masks are mandatory in an indoor area of a non-residential premises in NSW i.e shops, gyms, hairdressers, entertainment facilities. You can find the full list of venues here.
While masks do not need to be worn when riding, we encourage all riders to carry a mask with them when cycling in these areas, just in case they need to stop at any point of their ride. Even if you aren’t planning to stop, mechanical or medical events may occur and you’ll need to have a mask ready.
There are further limitations on group gatherings which can be viewed on the NSW Health website here. Bike riders can continue to cycle in groups however if they are outside Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour they cannot enter these areas without a reasonable excuse.
We encourage all groups to maintain social distancing and to be diligent in following the COVID-19 safe principles.