Moving house and the distancing rules

Under the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order, for people living in Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains),the Northern Beaches the Central Coast and Wollongong areas, household gatherings are currently limited to 5 visitors.

If you live in NSW but not in the abovementioned areas, the rules are that you cannot have more than 50 people visit your home at any one time, with a recommended maximum of 30 visitors if the place of residence does not have any outdoor space.

A person is not considered a 'visitor' for the purposes of these restrictions if they are:

  • a member of your household, or
  • they are at your house for the purpose of doing work for you (e.g. removalists).

Restrictions on movement and gatherings are being changed all the time. You can read the most current NSW Public Health Orders here.

Key health guidelines must still always be met, including ensuring physical distancing of greater than 1.5 metres is maintained. You can read the NSW Government's guidelines on social distancing here.

Before or while you move, if you have health and safety concerns about allowing access to your home for an open house or auction see 'Do I need to provide access?'.

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