NSW 80 per cent vax roadmap revealed

NSW 80 per cent vax roadmap revealed

NSW ROADMAP OUT OF LOCKDOWN AT 80 PER CENT:

* New freedoms will apply on the first Monday after the state reaches an 80 per cent double dose vaccination target, expected late October.

* These apply to the fully vaccinated but there are some concessions for the unvaccinated.

TRAVEL

* Travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW allowed.

* Caravan parks and camping grounds can operate, including for those who are not fully vaccinated.

* Carpooling is permitted. Those who are not fully vaccinated can only carpool with their household.

GATHERINGS IN THE HOME AND PUBLIC SPACES

* Up to 10 visitors in a home where all adults are vaccinated (not including children 12 and under).

* Those who are not fully vaccinated may only gather outdoors in groups of two.

SPORT

* Community sport is back.

HOSPITALITY VENUES

* Hospitality venues can open with one person per four sq/m inside and one person per two sq/m outside, and standing while drinking will be permitted inside.

* Those who are not fully vaccinated can only access hospitality venues for takeaway.

WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS AND CHURCHES

* No limit for fully vaccinated guests for weddings and funerals.

* Those who are not fully vaccinated may only attend weddings with a maximum of five guests (no receptions).

* Churches and places of worship can continue to open with one person per four sq/m, with no singing. Those who are not fully vaccinated will be allowed.

HAIRDRESSERS AND NAIL SALONS

* Personal services – such as hairdressers, nail salons, spas, beauty, waxing, tattoo and massage can open with one person per four sq/m, with no cap on client numbers.

FURTHER CHANGES FROM DECEMBER 1 FOR ALL:

* These settings will apply to all NSW citizens, regardless of their vaccination status.

GATHERINGS IN HOMES AND OUTDOOR PUBLIC SPACES

* No limit on the number of visitors to a home.

* Density will shift to one person per two sq/m for indoor and outdoor settings.

* No limit on the number of people who can attend informal outdoor gatherings.

* COVID Safe plan required for outdoor events with more than 1,000 people.

* Community sport permitted for all.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FREEDOMS TO KICK-IN AT 70 PER CENT:

* It's likely the 70 per cent double dose vaccination milestone will be reached next week, triggering new freedoms from Monday, October 11.

* These freedoms apply to the vaccinated, with some concessions for children.

HOSPITALITY VENUES

* Shops can open under one person per four sq/m rule.

* Unvaccinated people can only access critical retail shops, such as supermarkets, as they do now.

* Gyms and indoor recreation facilities can open under one person per four sq/m rule, with classes capped at 20.

* Sporting facilities including swimming pools can open.

STADIUMS, THEATRES, MAJOR OUTDOOR RECREATION FACILITIES

* Major outdoor recreation facilities – including stadiums, racecourses, theme parks and zoos – can open with one person per four sq/m, capped at 5000 people.

* Up to 500 people can attend ticketed and seated outdoor events.

* Indoor entertainment facilities – including cinemas, theatres, music halls, museums and galleries – can open with one person per four sq/m, or 75 per cent fixed seated capacity.

WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND PLACES OF WORSHIP

* Churches and places of worship can open subject to the one person per four sq/m rule, with no singing.

TRAVEL

* Caravan parks and camping grounds can open.

* Carpooling permitted.

* Non-vaccinated people aged under 16 will have access to all outdoor settings, but can only visit indoor venues with people from their household.

* Employers must continue to allow employees to work from home if the workers can do so.

MASKS

* Masks remain mandatory for all indoor public venues – including public transport, front-of-house hospitality, retail and business premises and on planes – and at airports.

* Only hospitality staff will be required to wear a mask outdoors.

* Children aged under 12 won't need a mask indoors.

SCHOOLS:

* Kindergarten and year one students return to classrooms on October 25.

* Year 12 students undertaking HSC exams can study on campus from October 25.

Source: NSW Government

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