Football fans keen to check out some live A-League action will need to bring a face mask to all games across NSW in January, including at WIN Stadium.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has confirmed numerous A-League restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 under a Public Health Order.
From Friday, January 8 until January 31, all spectators must wear a face mask, while residents of affected areas in Greater Sydney are not permitted to attend games. These suburbs include Auburn, Belmore, Berala, Birrong, Lidcombe, Potts Hill, Regents Park, Rookwood, Wentworthville and the northern area of the Northern Beaches.
People also can't attend matches if they have stayed overnight or worked in an affected area at any time in the 14 days before the game; have, at any time during that period, been to a COVID-19 case locations venue; or been to a public exposure site in Victoria in that 14-day period.
The new regulations will be imposed at the two A-League games across the state this weekend.
More than a dozen A-League games are set to be held at WIN Stadium this season, as Wollongong temporarily hosts the Wellington Phoenix. The New Zealand club can't return home due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19.
The "Wollongong" Phoenix played their first home game last Saturday, where they fell 2-1 to reigning champions Sydney FC. The Phoenix will return to WIN Stadium to face Newcastle on January 24.