COVID-19 and the Bathurst Region

Restrictions have been lifted and travel is permitted within NSW. 

The Bathurst Visitor Information Centre has reopened and is a registered COVID-Safe business.  The majority of attractions in and around Bathurst are also proudly open for business. Bathurst region welcomes responsible travellers and asks all those considering a visit to the region to always follow the latest travel advice, to practice appropriate social distancing and good hygeine and to respect the local community who are also working hard to follow these guidelines and to keep everyone safe.

The following rules are in force:
– Increased compliance measures introduced to pubs, will be extended to restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs. This includes limiting group bookings to a maximum of 10 people and maximum cap on 300 people inside a venue at any one time, mandatory COVID-Safe plans, and registration as a COVD-Safe business, a digital record of clientele must be created within 24 hours.

Bathurst Regional Council is following advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from the state and federal health departments and will continue to monitor developments. Non-essential static gatherings of 100 people or more indoors, or 500 people or more outdoors (i.e. where people are in close proximity for extended periods of time) remain banned. These measures do not apply to shopping centres or public transport or other essential services which continue to operate.

 While visiting it’s important to keep your community back home safe as well as ours.  We kindly ask you to join us in doing the following while out and about:

Please be mindful in observing 1.5m physical distancing measures between others.

Wash or sanitise your hands as much as possible, and use proper sneeze and cough etiquette.

Please stay at home if you’re feeling unwell, or are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

Stay up to date on the latest news and advice concerning the impact of COVID-19 on travel to the Bathurst Region.

Most major events in the Bathurst region for Winter 2020 have been postponed or changed. Read more here.

As the restrictions lift, more businesses in Bathurst are opening back up. See how you can support them.