Sydney wedding sparks outrage after guests refuse to follow Coronavirus restriction rules

Health officials have been left stunned after footage of the packed  wedding was posted on social media. 

 A large group of guests can be seen packed together on the dancefloor singing and jumping on one another at the Renaissance events venue in Lidcombe.

The footage shows guests singing and dancing close to one another alongside the bride, ignoring the wedding social distancing rules that came into effect on July 24.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd has said the behaviour of guests was simply ‘unacceptable’.

“It is beyond disappointing....it’s really unacceptable that people are not taking this incredibly seriously,” he told Sunrise.

“We can have people who have no symptoms or very mild symptoms who are still very infectious to other people.

“Lives are at risk when people breach rules and regulations that are put into place to protect us all.”

Despite venue staff asking guests to follow their Covid-safe rules, they allegedly refused.

As a result, the venue’s management have said multiple guests were asked to leave the premises.

While weddings are currently allowed to go ahead in NSW, only 150 guests can be present and strict social distancing rules apply.

The NSW Government website says: “Weddings will be limited to 150 people subject to the four square metre rule and registration as a COVID Safe business.

“Strict COVID-19 Safety plans must be in place and high-risk activities including choirs and dancing must not occur. Measures are in force from 12:01am Friday 24 July 2020.”

The Covid safe suggestions from the Government, also advise that the bride and groom should be the only ones allowed on the dancefloor and guests should only drink alcohol while seated.

It comes as NSW recorded 12 new Coronavirus cases on August 13 and Melbourne residents enter their second week of strict stage four lockdown restrictions.

Images: 7News

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