NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says singing and dancing will be banned in hospitality venues from Saturday until January 27 as the peak of the Omicron variant moves through the state.
The premier also announced elective surgery would be suspended for non-urgent surgeries until mid-February in an effort to relieve the pressure on the health system.
It comes after the state recorded 38,625 new COVID cases.
“That does not include weddings or performers or classes that people may be conducting,” Mr Perrottet said during a media conference on Friday.
“In addition to that … major events across New South Wales will proceed.
“Health is currently reviewing those and if there is deemed to be a high-risk venue, NSW Health along with the Department of Premier and Cabinet will work closely with organisers in adjusting those COVID-safe plans.”