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NSW Treasurer lights up Luna Park as Sydney reopens

3 Jul 2020

The lights are back on at Luna Park Sydney with the iconic fun park opening its doors to the public as Sydney took another major step towards reopening following the COVID shutdown.

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said turning the lights back on at this iconic landmark – on the shores of the greatest harbour in the world – sends a clear signal that Sydney is open for business again.

It has been a roller coaster year – with drought, bushfires and then COVID – seeing visitors walk back under this famous face is a sight for sore eyes,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel with some of our cities major attractions opening up with Harbour Bridge climb reopening last week and now we are turning the lights on at Luna Park.

“Importantly it means we are re-starting our economy, getting people back to work and giving people the confidence to get back out and enjoy themselves safely.”

Luna Park Sydney reopens to the public. Credit – Luna Park Sydney

Luna Park’s reopening follows the July 1 easing of restrictions, which will allow more businesses and operators to open back up to the public safely as we all adapt to living our lives in a post-COVID world.

In accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Guests will be able to enjoy a four-hour session in the Park with capacity limits for each session.

Luna Park Sydney is taking a highly precautionary approach to managing the spread of COVID-19 and visitors can expect enhanced cleaning measures, social distancing measures along with specific entry requirements for all staff and visitors including temperature and identity checks.

July 1 easing of COVID-19 restrictions include:

  • The number of people allowed inside indoor venues will be determined by the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule, with no upper limit. This includes function centres.
  • Kids’ and adult community sport can recommence.
  • Cultural and sporting events at large stadiums, racecourses and motor racing tracks will be allowed up to 25 per cent of their normal seated capacity to a maximum of 10,000. These events must be ticketed and seated and follow strict guidelines.
  • Alcohol can still be served to seated patrons only, including at conference and function venues.
  • Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can reopen subject to the one person per 4 square metre rule.
  • The rules on gathering remain the same: 20 guests inside the home and 20 for gatherings in a public place.

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