COVID-19 Restrictions Have Eased in NSW Today [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

COVID-19 Restrictions Have Eased in NSW Today [Headlines]

Masks are no longer compulsory while shopping, although we are asked to keep them on if social distancing isn't possible. And other top news.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 29 Jan 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team

COVID restrictions have eased in NSW.

Up to 300 people can now attend weddings and funerals, if the venue abides by the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule.

Masks are no longer compulsory while shopping, although we are asked to keep them on if social distancing isn’t possible.

They are still needed on public transport, places of worship and beauty and hair salons.

The Australian Government says it’s working with international airlines to understand the impact on outbound travel from the UK, following new flight bans.

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The United Arab Emirates has been added to the UK’s growing travel ban list in order to prevent the spread of a South African strain of COVID.

Eleven hospitals have been named as the first coronavirus vaccine hubs in New South Wales.

Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred, Westmead and Liverpool will be amongst the first to receive the Pfizer vaccine for high priority groups.

German health officials say the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine should only be given to people younger than 65.

They say more needs to be done to test the efficacy in older people.

A woman is in a critical condition after the motorbike she was on crashed in Sydney’s South early this morning.

Police have been told the bike slammed into a parked car at Mortdale.

Unions are criticising changes to the business model of delivery giant Uber Eats.

From March, riders will be required to hold an ABN, classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

And, some of the world’s best tennis players will take to the court today for their first competitive hit out of the summer.

This is after completing their 14 days of hotel quarantine.