The number of attendees at a wedding will be upped from 10 to 20 and the number of people allowed within a place of worship is set to increase from 10 to 50.
Fifty people will also be allowed to gather at a funeral, which were previously subject to a 20-person limit for indoor services and a 30-person limit for outdoor services.
The move comes after Sydney’s Catholic Archbishop Anthony Fisher launched a petition to reopen places of worship, asking why churches were only going to be allowed a fifth of the capacity of pubs next month.
Although churches are allowed to reopen, there are many restrictions in place: there will be no choirs, sharing books or passing of collection plates and everyone must maintain social distancing, including the four-square metre rule at indoor gatherings, Berejiklian said.
The premier urged worshippers to maintain social distancing from Monday.
“We know how important these services are to individuals and families but as we ease restrictions further, we must remember to keep one another safe,” she said.
“It is crucial that worshippers remember to follow health advice.
“This is particularly important for people with co-morbidities aged over 50, and people aged over 70.”
Other restrictions to be eased in NSW on June 1 include the regional travel ban, museums, libraries and galleries reopening, and pubs, bars and restaurants being allowed up to 50 patrons at a time.
Beauty, tanning and nail salons will also be allowed to reopen on Monday, provided they adhere to social distancing rules.