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Revellers confront DJ on a Sydney Harbour party boat after being asked to abide by Covid-19 rules

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Shocking footage has emerged of revellers on a packed dance floor shouting abuse  at a DJ when he asked them to abide by Covid-19 rules. 

Under NSW Health restrictions, dance floors are banned in Sydney, with those attending performance required to sit down and maintain social distancing. 

But guests aboard a three-storey Sydney Harbour party boat on Saturday night brazenly flouted the rules, dancing in close proximity and ignoring the DJ’s request for patrons to remain seated. 

A video posted online (pictured) shows revellers dancing on a party boat, in breach of Covid-19 restrictions, in Sydney Harbour on Saturday night

A video posted online (pictured) shows revellers dancing on a party boat, in breach of Covid-19 restrictions, in Sydney Harbour on Saturday night

A video posted on Facebook shows out of control partygoers dancing on the boat as organisers tried to get them to comply with health orders. 

‘I need you to sit down,’ the DJ can be heard saying into a microphone. 

‘I know it’s f**king tempting but please sit down. We don’t want to lock this s**t down.’

But many were unfazed by his request, with one man tearing into the DJ for trying to enforce the rules at the sold-out music event.

‘Shut the f**k up. Who is going to sit down? You sit down,’ the man filming yells. 

‘F**king ”sit down”, he says. We don’t sit down. We pay our taxes.’

The rest of the attendees appeared to completely disregard the directive, continuing to dance, with some men fist pumping in the air and women grinding against railings.   

The boat company is yet to comment on the footage, but its website states it is Covid safe.  

Coronavirus restrictions tightened across NSW in December in response to a fresh outbreak, including face masks in shopping centres and on public transport.

The government eased some restrictions last week, however, dancing is still banned with the exception of 20-people in wedding parties.  

The DJ (pictured) called on the crowd to follow Covid-19 guidelines, but was ignored by revellers on the boat

The DJ (pictured) called on the crowd to follow Covid-19 guidelines, but was ignored by revellers on the boat  

This post was first published on DailyMail.

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