As of today, all sites across NSW must have a digital registration system in accordance with new rules imposed by the state government

Places including cafes, bars, hairdressers and nail salons will no longer be able to use pen and paper to register people

The NSW government says QR (rapid response) codes will further protect customers and staff from COVID-19 and replace a ‘walk-in’ culture with a ‘check-in’ culture “

Australian Hotels Association director John Green said the vast majority of New South Wales locations already use electronic check-in, including QR codes

The NSW-Victorian border opened this morning for the first time in 137 days, as restrictions on COVID-19 continue to decline

As of today, up to 3000 people can attend outdoor events, provided there is one person per 2 square meters for the allocated seats

Events where people are sitting on picnic mats will force people to adhere to the 4 square meter rule

The capacity of outdoor religious services has increased from 300 to 500, and choirs of up to 30 people can perform

New South Wales yesterday marked its 15th consecutive day without locally acquired cases, while 11 cases were reported in quarantine

A total fire ban has been declared for the regions of the far north and north-west coast of New South Wales

Warm and windy conditions are forecast for several areas, including Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed

Rural fire service says people should remember to follow their bushfire survival plan and stay alert

NSW Labor says the death of a food delivery man in south Sydney over the weekend shows the industry needs regulation immediately

Bijoy Paul, 27, died on Saturday afternoon after being involved in an accident with a car in Rockdale

Labor Party economy spokesman Daniel Mookhey said that Mr. Paul was the third delivery boy to be killed in New South Wales in the past two months

“The lives of more and more people will be in danger until we correct our occupational health and safety laws and modernize the workers’ compensation system,” he said

An investigation must begin today into the death of a Sydney woman found in the bush with acid burns on 80% of her body

A reward of $ 500,000 is offered for information on the death of Monika Chetty, who was found sprayed with acid in West Hoxton in 2014

Landmark study found platypus should be listed as endangered after habitat shrinkage by almost three times the size of Tasmania in past three decades

Research, conducted by the Center for Ecosystem Science at the University of NSW, found platypus sightings decreased the most in New South Wales (32% reduction)

The main factors behind the decline were new dams, over-extraction of water from rivers, land clearing, attacks by foxes and dogs, pollution and urban sprawl

Lead author of the report, Richard Kingsford, said the decline in platypus sightings was most severe in places where natural river systems and water flows had been most dramatically altered, such as the Murray-Darling Basin

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