No community-derived COVID-19 cases in NSW have been uncovered for an eighth straight day as authorities plead for caution over the June long weekend.
Two new COVID-19 cases were recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm on Wednesday, both of which in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
The state has recorded 3106 cases to date, and one person remains in intensive care.
With restrictions on intrastate travel around NSW lifted on Monday, the NSW government on Thursday encouraged travellers over the June long weekend - the first opportunity for many to leave their home towns since February - to take care.
They would need to continue adhering to social distancing measures.
"We're probably doing better than we anticipated at this stage of the pandemic, however we have to be cautious, we have to be vigilant, we have to be safe to make sure that even the mildest symptom means we get tested," Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters.
"Please know that whilst we're doing well, we want to keep it that way.
"Especially as many of you will be visiting towns and cities across the state that haven't had a single case, and we want to keep that occurring as far as possible."
The NSW coroner, meanwhile, announced on Wednesday it would investigate a spate of coronavirus-related deaths at a western Sydney aged care home.
Newmarch House became the centre of a virus cluster when about 70 people became infected and 17 residents died after an employee worked six shifts despite having mild symptoms.
All residents and staff who tested positive for COVID-19 have since been cleared.
"The state coroner has accepted jurisdiction for COVID-19 related deaths of residents from Newmarch House," a statement from the Department of Justice said on Wednesday.
"Police will prepare a brief of evidence for the coroner."
With the number of new daily cases remaining low, the NSW government on Tuesday also announced gyms, dance studios and fitness centres could reopen within a fortnight .
Up to 10 people would be allowed to partake in classes of dance, yoga or pilates from June 13, while up to 100 people will be permitted inside an indoor venue such as a gym.
Children's community sport can resume from July 1.
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet on Thursday said economic demand in the March quarter around NSW had contracted 1.5 per cent, with steeper declines certain in the June quarter.
Household consumption in NSW had also fallen 1.6 per cent.
The figures were released as the government struggles to secure its proposed 12-month pay freeze for public sector workers, which would save $3 billion for public project investment.
The policy was blocked in state parliament on Tuesday when Labor and crossbench MPs united to pass a disallowance motion in the upper house. It will on Thursday afternoon go to the Industrial Relations Commission for conciliation.
"When hundreds of thousands of people are losing their jobs, we need to divert every dollar to create many more jobs through stimulus programs," Mr Perrottet said in a statement.
Australian Associated Press