NSW Reopening Roadmap- Reopening Plan Unveiled For the Fully Vaccinated People in NSW, Roadmap to FREEDOM

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Stay-at-home orders for adults who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be lifted from the Monday after NSW passes the 70 per cent double vaccination target, under the roadmap to freedom released today.

The roadmap is subject to further fine-tuning and health advice if circumstances change drastically or if cases within a designated area remain too high.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said we are well on the way to hitting the 70 per cent double dose milestone which will allow the state to open up for those who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

‚ÄúI¬†cannot¬†stress¬†enough¬†how¬†important¬†it¬†is¬†for¬†people¬†to¬†get¬†vaccinated¬†‚Ästif¬†you¬†have¬†not¬†had¬†both¬†doses¬†of¬†the¬†vaccine¬†by¬†the¬†time¬†we¬†hit¬†the¬†70¬†per¬†cent¬†milestone,¬†you¬†will¬†not¬†be¬†able¬†to¬†take¬†advantage¬†of¬†these¬†freedoms,‚Ä̬†Ms¬†Berejiklian¬†said.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW Government has worked with industry to design this road map, which is our biggest incentive to get vaccinated, to reach the 70 per cent target as soon as possible.

‚ÄúOur¬†roadmap¬†outlines¬†the¬†freedoms¬†that¬†twice¬†vaccinated¬†people¬†will¬†enjoy¬†once¬†we¬†reach¬†70¬†per¬†cent¬†double¬†dose¬†which¬†means¬†a¬†meal¬†with¬†loved¬†ones¬†or¬†a¬†drink¬†with¬†friends¬†is¬†just¬†around¬†the¬†corner,‚Ä̬†Mr¬†Barilaro¬†said.

Only fully vaccinated people and those with medical exemptions will have access to the freedoms allowed under the Reopening NSW roadmap.

The freedoms for vaccinated adults will come into effect on the Monday after NSW hits the 70 per cent double dose target and include:

Gatherings in the home and public spaces:

  • Up¬†to¬†five¬†visitors¬†will¬†be¬†allowed¬†in¬†a¬†home¬†where¬†all¬†adults¬†are¬†vaccinated¬†(not¬†including¬†children¬†12¬†and¬†under).
  • Up¬†to¬†20¬†people¬†can¬†gather¬†in¬†outdoor¬†settings.

Venues including hospitality, retail stores and gyms:

  • Hospitality¬†venues¬†can¬†reopen¬†subject¬†to¬†one¬†person¬†per¬†4sqm¬†inside¬†and¬†one¬†person¬†per¬†2sqm¬†outside,¬†with¬†standing¬†while¬†drinking¬†permitted¬†outside.
  • Retail¬†stores¬†can¬†reopen¬†under¬†the¬†one¬†person¬†per¬†4sqm¬†rule¬†(unvaccinated¬†people¬†will¬†continue¬†to¬†only¬†be¬†able¬†to¬†access¬†critical¬†retail).
  • Personal¬†services¬†such¬†as¬†hairdressers¬†and¬†nail¬†salons¬†can¬†open¬†with¬†one¬†person¬†per¬†4sqm,¬†capped¬†at¬†five¬†clients¬†per¬†premises.
  • Gyms¬†and¬†indoor¬†recreation¬†facilities¬†can¬†open¬†under¬†the¬†one¬†person¬†per¬†4sqm¬†rule¬†and¬†can¬†offer¬†classes¬†for¬†up¬†to¬†20¬†people.
  • Sporting¬†facilities¬†including¬†swimming¬†pools¬†can¬†reopen.

Stadiums, theatres and major outdoor recreation facilities:

  • Major¬†recreation¬†outdoor¬†facilities¬†including¬†stadiums,¬†racecourses,¬†theme¬†parks¬†and¬†zoos¬†can¬†reopen¬†with¬†one¬†person¬†per¬†4sqm,¬†capped¬†at¬†5,000¬†people.
  • Up¬†to¬†500¬†people¬†can¬†attend¬†ticketed¬†and¬†seated¬†outdoor¬†events.
  • Indoor¬†entertainment¬†and¬†information¬†facilities¬†including¬†cinemas,¬†theatres,¬†music¬†halls,¬†museums¬†and¬†galleries¬†can¬†reopen¬†with¬†one¬†person¬†per¬†4sqm¬†or¬†75¬†per¬†cent¬†fixed¬†seated¬†capacity.

Weddings, funerals and places of worship: 

  • Up¬†to¬†50¬†guests¬†can¬†attend¬†weddings,¬†with¬†dancing¬†permitted¬†and¬†eating¬†and¬†drinking¬†only¬†while¬†seated.
  • Up¬†to¬†50¬†guests¬†can¬†attend¬†funerals,¬†with¬†eating¬†and¬†drinking¬†while¬†seated.
  • Churches¬†and¬†places¬†of¬†worship¬†to¬†open¬†subject¬†to¬†one¬†person¬†per¬†4sqm¬†rule,¬†with¬†no¬†singing.

Travel: 

  • Domestic¬†travel,¬†including¬†trips¬†to¬†regional¬†NSW,¬†will¬†be¬†permitted.
  • Caravan¬†parks¬†and¬†camping¬†grounds¬†can¬†open.
  • Carpooling¬†will¬†be¬†permitted.

Non-vaccinated young people aged under 16 will be able to access all outdoor settings but will only be able to visit indoor venues with members of their household.

Employers must continue to allow employees to work from home if the employee is able to do so.

There will be revised guidance on isolation for close and casual contacts who are fully vaccinated, with details to be provided closer to the reopening date.

Masks:

  • Masks¬†will¬†remain¬†mandatory¬†for¬†all¬†indoor¬†public¬†venues,¬†including¬†public¬†transport,¬†front-of-house¬†hospitality,¬†retail¬†and¬†business¬†premises,¬†on¬†planes¬†and¬†at¬†airports.
  • Only¬†hospitality¬†staff¬†will¬†be¬†required¬†to¬†wear¬†a¬†mask¬†when¬†outdoors.
  • Children¬†aged¬†under¬†12¬†will¬†not¬†need¬†to¬†wear¬†a¬†mask¬†indoors.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the easing of restrictions would come as a huge relief to struggling businesses and workers, who just want to get their lives back on track, safely.

‚ÄúThis¬†roadmap¬†gives¬†us¬†the¬†light¬†at¬†the¬†end¬†of¬†the¬†tunnel¬†we¬†all¬†want¬†and¬†will¬†enable¬†our¬†economy¬†to¬†start¬†firing¬†again,¬†driving¬†our¬†state¬†back¬†to¬†prosperity,‚Ä̬†Mr¬†Perrottet¬†said.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the government will continue to be guided by the health advice, and may still require targeted restrictions to deal with outbreaks.

‚ÄúAs¬†we¬†work¬†toward¬†reopening¬†NSW,¬†it¬†is¬†vital¬†people¬†continue¬†to¬†come¬†forward¬†and¬†get¬†vaccinated¬†to¬†help¬†protect¬†the¬†community¬†and¬†reduce¬†transmission¬†of¬†the¬†virus,‚Ä̬†Mr¬†Hazzard.

When NSW hits the 80 per cent double dose target, the government intends to open up further freedoms around international travel, community sport, major events and other areas.

If you are not booked in for a COVID-19 vaccine, please book an appointment as soon possible.

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No More Lockdown - Reopening Plan Unveiled For the Fully Vaccinated People in NSW, Roadmap to FREEDOM