Just In: NSW Has Smashed The 70 Per Cent Double Dose Vaccination Target; Restrictions To Lift Next Week

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer


Give yourself a pat on the back!

What a harrowing three months its been for the state with things increasingly looking bleak especially when the outbreak was at its peak in September. But we’ve managed to turn it around, and then some. Despite a slow vaccine rollout and a general sense of scepticism in the air, the residents of NSW have displayed tremendous Parasocial behaviour turning up in huge numbers to get their jabs. Today, the state crossed the 70 per cent double dose vaccination target — the percentage required for restrictions to begin easing. Come October 11, we’ll be that much closer to living a normal life — having a drink with friends, getting tickets for our favourite musicals and attending gym once again among other things.

Changes that are coming on October 11

The following changes come into effect from Monday:

  • Gyms, cafes and restaurants will reopen to people who are fully vaccinated. Retail and hospitality industries will also reopen.
  • People will be allowed to gather in groups of five and will also be allowed to travel beyond 5kms of their LGA.

As of now, travel is still restricted, but regional travel will be allowed when the state hits 80 per cent double dose vaccination target.

At the moment, October 25 is the date when NSW is anticipated to reach that number.

Over 89 per cent of NSW residents have now received one dose of a covid vaccine.

Apart from smashing the double dose vaccination target, NSW has also reported steadily plummeting rates of daily covid infections, with today marking the lowest recorded number in over 7 weeks.


Find out more about where and how you can get a COVID-19 vaccination here.

SEE ALSO: NSW’s Roadmap Out Of Lockdown: All The Changes Coming At 80 Per Cent Double Dose Coverage





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