Premier Dominic Perrottet announced last week that several changes would be coming to NSW’s reopening roadmap this week. Restrictions were set to ease on December 1 but will now be relaxed today, on November 8 as the state inches closer to the 90 per cent fully jabbed milestone.
People who are not yet vaccinated will need to wait until December 15 or till the state reaches the 95 per cent fully vaccinated target. Freedoms for unvaccinated were earlier scheduled to be introduced on December 1.
Changes to NSW’s reopening roadmap
From Monday, November 8, these changes are coming into effect:
- No limit for home visitors or outdoor gatherings.
- Indoor swimming pools will reopen.
- No cap for how many visitors you can have at home.
- Nightclubs can reopen along with dance floors.
- Businesses will be subject to the one person per two square metres rule.
- Major stadiums can move to 100 per cent capacity.
- Outdoor gatherings of more than 1000 people will be required to have a COVID-safe plan.
- Mask rules will remain in place until December 15 or until the state reaches 95 per cent double vaxxed figures.
“I want to thank everybody across New South Wales for the effort they have made in getting vaccinated,” the premier said about the changes to NSW’s reopening roadmap last week.
“We said from the outset that this was the key for our state to open up safely and an extraordinary effort from every person across New South Wales has today allowed us to bring a number of changes forward from the roadmap from December 1,” he added.
He further added that pushing back the reopening date for unvaccinated people would incentivise them to get the jab.
Find out more about where and how you can get a COVID-19 vaccination here.