NSW 80 per cent vax roadmap revealed

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Gladys Berejiklian has revealed new freedoms to apply when 80 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Camera IconGladys Berejiklian has revealed new freedoms to apply when 80 per cent are fully vaccinated. Credit: AAP

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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