Residents of New South Wales can get a schooner in their pub and 20 people can enter the house from Monday, assuming that the double vaccination rate on Sunday will reach 80% as expected.
But there is one promised freedom that doesn’t happen on Monday. It’s a trip from the Sydney metropolitan area to the New South Wales region.
It is understood that the state government’s crisis cabinet met on Thursday and resolved to postpone the regional trip at a later date.
Allowing city people to make bush trips was promised by a 70% double vaccination milestone and later pushed back to 80%. And now it’s delayed again, postponing family reunions and holidays.
It is understood that the crisis cabinet wanted to postpone regional travel so that areas with delayed vaccination uptake could catch up.
However, if New South Wales residents continue to be jabbed at current rates, the remaining 80% of the roadmap is expected to apply by Monday.
In other words, a person who has been vaccinated twice will have the following freedoms thereafter.
Groups of 20 people, excluding children, are allowed to gather at home, and up to 50 people can gather outdoors.
Ticketed events can accommodate up to 3000 people in a controlled outdoor environment, kickstarting the state’s arts and music industry.
Up to 5,000 people can participate in sporting events and community sports will resume.
Masks remain mandatory indoors except in the office. This is a change introduced by the new Premier Dominique Perotet as an incentive to bring people back to work.
Drinking while standing in the pub is permitted, but there are density restrictions at all venues.
The 20-person limit for bookings remains.
Nightclubs can be reopened, but dance is not allowed.
The hairdresser is already open, but once the state reaches 80%, the density limit will no longer apply.
Weddings and funerals
There is no limit to the number of people who can attend a wedding or funeral, but all guests must be fully vaccinated.
All students will return to onsite learning by October 25, as long as the school has CovidSafe measures in place.
Kindergarten, 1st and 12th grades will return to face-to-face learning a week ago.
More freedom will be given on December 1st and will also apply to unvaccinated residents.
Travel from Sydney to the region is delayed under the new version of the 80% immunization roadmap
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