No new local cases of coronavirus have been recorded in NSW overnight, making it the 12th consecutive day of zero community transmission.
The virus-free streak has prompted the Berejiklian Government to reveal relaxed restrictions for the festive period.
This includes allowing up to 3000 people to gather at outdoor events, so long as they are COVID safe.
Anyone wanting to travel to the CBD on New Year’s Eve will be required to apply for a permit to avoid having thousands of residents wandering around the city.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said anyone heading into the city must have a booking at a designated venue or are visiting a friend’s home.
The restricted zone is largely north of bridge street and around Circular Quay. A similar scheme will be implemented in North Sydney.
The Premier also revealed 300 people will be allowed at funerals from December 1.
Five cases were diagnosed in hotel quarantine.
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