The NSW government will be focused on the "enforcement" of the COVID-19 rules during July, says Minster for Customer Service Victor Dominello.
As restrictions ease further and travel opens up, Dubbo businesses and community organisations have been reminded they need to comply with the NSW health orders.
At the start of the month, new rules were introduced around COVID-19.
Up to 20 people, including children can now visit another household at one time. Up to 20 people can also gather outside.
Places of public worship, funeral homes or crematoriums can have up to 50 attendees, as long as they can maintain social distancing between people.
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The number of people at a wedding is based on space. There can be one person for every four metres squared.
Businesses must comply by the same rules. One person is allowed for every four metres squared and in some instances, a COVID-19 safety plan must be in place.
The COVID-19 Safety Plans are required for businesses such as clubs and pubs, restaurants and cafes, recreation facilities and function centres.
It outlines specific safety measures that will be undertaken to ensure customers and clients, as well as staff, are kept safe.
Most businesses are now permitted to open. The exception is nightclubs which are to remain closed.
Mr Dominello said public health and safety needed to be the number one priority for every business owner.
"Our focus in June was on educating industry about the rules; our focus in July will be enforcement. Any business found in breach of the public health orders will be held to account and could face a penalty of up to $55,000 or an on the spot fine of $5000," Mr Dominello said.
"Businesses must adhere to strict standards - for many businesses recording customer names and phone numbers for contact tracing purposes is a non-negotiable."
The Minister said the community should not become complacent.
The good new is, most are complying with the rules.
A recent NSW government inspection program found that, of the 649 venues visited in June, 95 per cent were complying with the rules.
"The community has worked incredibly hard to get us where we are today, allowing our favourite local businesses to welcome back customers," Mr Dominello said.
"Whether it's going to a cinema with friends, attending a child's sports game or having a meal at a restaurant, allowing businesses to safely reopen is a significant boost for the economy."
Information on the current COVID-19 safety measures can be found on the NSW government website.