Residents of Sydney’s Covid hotspots call out ‘double standard’ of recreation rules

Canterbury-Bankstown mayor doesn’t ‘begrudge’ people in east going to the beach but 5km rule means most waterfronts are out of bounds for his residents

Hopes that Sydney’s harshest restrictions in Covid hotspots could be eased have been dashed by the New South Wales premier, despite criticism from western suburbs mayors upset by packed eastern suburbs beaches over the weekend.

, Residents of Sydney’s Covid hotspots call out ‘double standard’ of recreation rules, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The greater Sydney lockdown allows for outdoor recreation including swimming but residents in local government areas of concern are subject to tighter stay-at-home rules. They can leave home during the day for exercise – and recreation from Monday if fully vaccinated – as long as they stay within 5km and inside their LGA.

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