Sydney restrictions to impact on Big Brother final.

TV productions with audiences in Sydney face a 50% crowd limit and masks.

New restrictions have been announced for Greater Sydney which will impact on upcoming productions.

The NSW govt has instructed a 50% capacity for venues and masks to be worn. Masks must be worn indoors at workplaces.

While Broadcasting does have exemptions to continue, the rules will impact on crowds attending events.

A Live Big Brother final is due at the Hordern Pavillion next Tuesday night. Thousands of fans have registered their interest for finale tickets. There are also various border rules in place set by Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, WA, Tas and NT, which could make life tricky behind the scenes for some Big Brother cast (but it doesn’t rule them out attending, per se).

Yet the show is not alone in facing challenges in the coming week.

Filming of Australia’s Got Talent is also due to get underway next week, with crowds and presumably acts from across the country. The Masked Singer, which endured a COVID breakout last year, begins filming on July 3, just outside current restrictions. At least they are masked…

There are various other productions underway that will also be impacted by the rules including Q+A, Win the Week, Frogger and more.

Meanwhile Victoria is also easing restrictions from 11.59pm Thursday allowing 50% attendance at events up to 25,000 people.

This post updates.

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  1. My audience ticket for Come Dance With Me for this Friday’s taping in Docklands Melbourne was cancelled this morning. You gotta feel sorry for JamTV. Managing the the audience process is a huge task. Sad that most of the shows had no audience. I was lucky to attend the first taping in May and had a ball. (Thanks to TV Tonight for advertising tickets)

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