A string of zero community transmission days has led to an easing of COVID restrictions in New South Wales, allowing churches to return to the 2mrule.

The outbreak at Avalon had led to places of worship being under the 4mrule and compulsory mask-wearing in Greater Sydney. Returning to the 2mrule will allow most churches to fit more people at services.

"Fortunately, New South Wales continues its run with zero community transmission," the Premier told a news conference on Wednesday morning, February 10. "I'm pleased to say that from one minute past midnight Friday morning we will be able to revert to the 2m2 rule .... and the only setting where masks will remain compulsory is on public transport."

"The caps on weddings and funerals also remain at 300 at this stage." the Premier said.

The easing does not include a return to singing for church congregations.

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