Sydney Under Covid-19 Posted on November 30, 2020 by Paul Carson Reply The latest in pandemic fashion. City pedestrian crossings have become fully automated in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Crowd control outside the Apple Store in Sydney’s central business district. Apple employees and security personnel check customers’ temperatures and provide face masks and hand sanitiser before allowing them into the store. The interior of the now closed Sir John Young Hotel in the CBD/downtown area of Sydney. The hospitality industry was hit particularly hard during the first lockdown with pubs forced to close their doors, and cafés and restaurants restricted to take-way orders only. A customer checks into a pub in Marrickville using a QR code. State legislation requires every guest attending a pub, bar, restaurant or cafe to provide certain personal details to facilitate contact tracing. Masks and hand sanitiser have become a standard part of daily life during the pandemic. Social distancing rules apply even at playgrounds. The departures board at Sydney International Airport. Prior to the pandemic, there were about 170 flights per day on average out of Sydney International. The number of flights in and out of Australia has been drastically slashed as a part of the federal government’s response to the global pandemic. Luggage carousels in the Qantas terminal at Sydney domestic airport. The number of flights within Australia have been massively reduced as various regions in the country do what they can to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2. The drive-through testing clinic at Bondi Beach. In an attempt to curb the infection rate, NSW Health in conjunction with local hospitals has set up a number of readily-accessible pop-up testing facilities throughout the state.