Mask Now Required Indoors and QR Codes Back to Curb Rise in COVID Infections [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Mask Now Required Indoors and QR Codes Back to Curb Rise in COVID Infections [Headlines]

Masks now compulsory in indoor settings, and QR Code check-ins are back at more locations until the end of January. In a bid to curb the rise in COVID-19.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 24 Dec 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

Masks now compulsory in indoor settings, and QR Code check-ins are back at more locations until the end of January, in a bid to curb the rise in COVID-19.

Hospitality venues will move to a one-per-two square-metre rule from Monday.

As pressure mounts on the health system, The Health Minister is urging us to avoid getting a PCR test unless we have symptoms or are directed to by New South Wales Health.

There will be a greater police presence at COVID testing sites, to deal with the increase in anti-social and aggressive behaviour.

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A Sydney charter boat has been ordered to shut down for three days over alleged breaches of the liquor code.

Undercover police say they found extremely intoxicated and unconscious passengers during night-club style events on board the MV John Cadman Three.

Holiday traffic is expected at major pinch points in and out of Sydney today.

The M1 Pacific heading north is expected to be particularly busy.

An investigation is underway into a suspicious fire in a building in Northmead, in Sydney’s North-West overnight.

The blaze has caused significant damage to a retail store.

Former state minister Andrew Constance’s path to federal parliament has become clearer, with a rival for preselection dropping out of the race.

Thousands of couples are hoping to add a new addition to their families as demand for IVF skyrockets ahead of Christmas.

According to new data from Medicare, there has been an overall 25 per cent increase in demand in the lead-up to December.

Farmers are asking anyone picking up last minute food for the Christmas table to make sure it is Australian produce wherever possible.

Our farmers have had a tough time with drought, bushfires and floods, so the Farmers Federation see it as a way of doing our bit to help them.

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