The changes will be implemented from next weekend with real estate agents urged to limit the number of people viewing properties and attending auctions, and to follow stringent cleaning guidelines including ensuring people don’t touch surfaces.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said it won’t be like the “old ways” with social distancing to be adhered to and real estate agents to keep detailed contact records of people attending open homes and auctions and to consider extended times for open house viewings and inspections.
“The community has done an outstanding job in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and we need to make sure we continue to exercise vigilance and care,” he said in a statement on Sunday.
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the relaxing of restrictions was a sign of the ongoing success in limiting the spread of COVID-19, but warned it was no time for complacency.
More than 7200 people were tested for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with Mr Hazzard saying the high testing numbers are a “remarkable response”.
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