NYE revellers urged to return out to occasion in Sydney CBD

Night owls are encouraged to venture into Sydney’s CBD to watch the harbor fireworks on New Years Eve if they follow social distancing protocols and other applicable rules.

Organizers are expecting fewer visitors to the city than usual as the number of COVID-19 cases increases.

When asked on Sunday whether people should reconsider going out to party, NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet said, “No, what I would say is … you take care of your family yourself.”

Trade and Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said next Friday celebrations would continue as planned, with fireworks at 9 p.m. and midnight and no restrictions on outdoor gatherings, as per current public health orders.

“Of course, for indoor events, venues must adhere to the one-person-per-two-square-meter rule, and if a person isn’t eating or drinking they’ll need a mask,” he said.

“I think there will be fewer numbers than there would have been given the current circumstances. I think it will be less than a normal year. But people do what we asked, they take responsibility for themselves. “

The plans for a weeklong party on the Cahill Expressway through the 6th event and promote tourism in the country.

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The road closure will bring markets, performances, and big screens during the day, headlined by music and pop-up food and bars at night, an idea modeled on the world-famous New York City High Line.

There will be three sessions – morning, afternoon and evening – with a capacity of 2500 people per ticket session for the week-long party. Tickets for each session of Elevate Sydney are fully allocated and thousands remain on a waiting list.