NSW Health States Picnics in The Park Are Permitted

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In the latest installement of 'clear-as-mud lockdown rules' comes the news that picnics in the park are actually permitted. 

NSW Health took to Instagram over the weekend, clarifying some of the rules and answering questions about regulations. 

And, it was revealed that picnics are actually okay as long as you're not in one of the eight LGAs of concern (where essentially everything has been banned).

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Picnics allowed in NSW lockdown
Update from NSW Government

Picnics are Allowed During Lockdown

The Instagram account stated that outdoor leisure activities, such as relaxation, eating, drinking and reading are allowed in a public park.

However, social distancing needs to be adhered to, it needs to be within 5km of your home, and you can only be with your bubble (no huge family picnics!) or with your nominated single bubble buddy.

It’s a different story if you’re in the following LGAs: Bayside Burwood, Blacktown, Cumberland, Campbelltown, Georges River, Fairfield, Parramatta, Liverpool, Strathfield, Penrith, and Canterbury-Bankstown.

Unfortunately, you’ll only be allowed outdoors for one hour a day to exercise and must abide by the curfew of 5 am to 9 pm, but outdoor leisure activity is not allowed.

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