NSW reopens from Monday – Do’s and Don’ts of unlock

Highlights

  • The roadmap for unlock unveiled for the fully vaccinated citizens on Thursday.
  • NSW is set to cross the 70% double vaccination target.
  • Lockdown orders for fully vaccinated adults will be lifted from Monday. Up to five visitors will be allowed in a home where adults have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Greater Sydney residents are set to finally enjoy their freedom as the New South Wales (NSW) Crisis Cabinet agreed on a roadmap out of lockdown on Wednesday.

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As per the results announced by the Premier and Deputy Premier today, the roadmap to freedom is subjected to a further adjustment and health advice depending upon the circumstances. Adults who have received both the jabs of COVID-19 vaccines will be able to enjoy their freedom from Monday. Moreover, the NSW is also slated to pass the 70% double vaccination target under the roadmap released today.

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Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that Australia is now on the way to hit 70% double dose milestone that will allow the state to open for fully vaccinated Aussie citizens. Only fully vaccinated citizens along with those with medical exemptions will be allowed to access the freedom under the reopening roadmap.

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However, there are several do’s and don’ts that came along with the roadmap that include:

  • Only up to five visitors are allowed in a home, excluding children of the age 12 and under, where all the adult members are vaccinated.
  • Up to 20 people will be allowed in outdoor settings.

Highlights on venue including retail stores, gyms and hospitality:

  • As per the roadmap, hospitality venues can reopen and will be subjected to one person per 4 sq metre inside and one person per 2 sq metre outside. Standing while drinking will be permitted outside.
  • Retail stores can now reopen under the condition of one person per 4 sq metre rule. The unvaccinated people will be allowed to access critical retail.
  • The similar rules follow for gyms, salons and other recreational activities, where indoor recreation facilities can offer classes for up to 20 people.

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Weddings, funerals and places of worship:

Up to 50 guests can attend wedding and funerals, with eating and drinking while seated. The Churches and other places of worship will open subject to one person per 4sqm rule, where singing is prohibited.

Some highlights on Travel:

  • Domestic travel, including trips to regional NSW are permitted, along with carpooling.
  • The caravan parks and camping grounds can reopen as well.

The non-vaccinated young people under the age of 16 will also be able to access all outdoor settings but will only be able to visit indoor venues in the presence of their family members.

Bottomline

Even though the lockdown will come to an end, but the masks will be mandatory for all indoor public venues as well, apart from all outdoors venues and public transport. Only the hospitality staff will be required to wear masks when outdoors, while children under the age of 12 will be exempted.

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