70% Roadmap Goes Live on Monday
07 Oct 2021
NSW has hit an important milestone, with 70% of the population now having had their second vaccination. This is a great achievement - and I thank everyone for doing this and helping us to open in a safe way.
Thanks to this, and the drop in cases, even more restrictions are able to be eased come Monday.
On Tuesday, the Liberal Party met to elect a new Premier, with Dominic Perrottet taking over the reins. It was an honour for the Premier to come to our electorate as the location for his first visit today, speaking with local businesses in Casula about reopening NSW.
(Premier Perrottet, Minister for Western Sydney and Jobs - Stuart Ayres,
Linda from Sahara Cafe and Grill and Melanie.)
Importantly, any areas that are currently classed as an 'area of concern' will be removed, and will have the same rules as the rest of Sydney. There are still provisions in the Public Health Order for areas to be classed as 'Stay at Home' if there are any large outbreaks - so I ask that we all follow the rules and health advice to prevent this from happening.
- Masks are required for all staff and customers in all indoor settings including on public transport, planes, and in airports (except children under the age of 12).
- Masks are no longer required in outdoor settings (except for front-of-house hospitality staff).
- COVID Safe check-ins and proof of vaccination are required for staff and customers.
- Up to 10 visitors are allowed in your home at any one time (visitor limits don’t apply for children under the age of 12). This limit was changed today and was previously five.
- Small outdoor gatherings and recreation are permitted with up to 30 people (a 2-person limit for people who are not fully vaccinated). This limit was changed today and was previously 20.
- Visitors to residents in aged care facilities and disability homes are permitted in line with their policies.
- Gyms, indoor recreation, and sporting facilities reopen with density limits and up to 20 people in classes.
- Indoor pools will also be re-opened for swimming lessons, squad training, lap swimming, and rehab activities. This was a change announced today.
- Community sports are not yet permitted.
- Schools reopen with Level 3 COVID-19 safety measures (visit Department of Education NSW).
- Kindergarten, Year 1, and Year 12 students will still return to face-to-face learning on October 18
- All other school students will also now return to on-site learning with a range of COVID-safe measures in place by October 25. This was a change announced today (when it was initially November 1).
- Non-critical retail reopens with density limits (people who are not fully vaccinated can only access non-critical retail via Click & Collect).
- Personal services (including hairdressers, spas, beauty and nail salons, tattoo and massage parlours) reopen with density limits for up to 5 clients.
- Hospitality reopens with a density limit for up to 20 people per booking (takeaway only for people who are not fully vaccinated).
- No singing indoors.
- Drinking indoors must be seated, but drinking outdoors may be seated or standing.
- Dancing is permitted outdoors, dancing indoors is not permitted (except at weddings).
- Construction sites returned to maximum daily workforce numbers on 27 September.
- Occupied construction reopens (including cleaning, maintenance, renovations to buildings and other indoor trade works).
- Employers allow staff to continue to work from home, if reasonably practicable.
- Employers require staff who are not fully vaccinated to work from home, if reasonably practicable.
- Major recreation facilities (including stadiums, theme parks, and racecourses) reopen with density limits for up to 5000 people, or by an exemption.
- Entertainment facilities (including cinemas and theatres) reopen with a density limit or 75% fixed seated capacity.
- Information and education facilities (including art galleries, museums and libraries) reopen with density limits.
- Ticketed and seated outdoor public gatherings are permitted for up to 500 people with a density limit.
- Amusement centres and nightclubs remain closed.
- Weddings ceremonies are permitted with a density limit for up to 100 people (a 5-person limit for people who are not fully vaccinated). This was a change announced today, up from 50.
- Wedding receptions are permitted with a density limit for up to 100 people (not permitted for people who are not fully vaccinated), eating and drinking must be seated, and dancing is permitted. This was a change announced today, up from 50.
- Funerals are permitted with a density limit for up to 100 people (a 10-person limit for people who are not fully vaccinated) and eating and drinking must be seated. This was a change announced today, up from 50.
- Places of worship reopen with a density limit and singing is not permitted.
- Travel holidays between regional LGAs are permitted (people in regional LGAs cannot enter Greater Sydney for holidays).
- Travel holidays within Greater Sydney permitted (people in Greater Sydney can only holiday in the Greater Sydney region including Central Coast, Wollongong, Shellharbour and the Blue Mountains. You cannot holiday in regional LGAs).
- Carpooling permitted (members of your household only for people who are not fully vaccinated).
- Caravan parks and camping grounds reopen (including people who are not fully vaccinated).
To keep track of the 70% roadmap, 80% roadmap and the 1 December roadmap, please visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/easing-covid-19-restrictions
Whilst we are on the homeward stretch, mental health and financial support are still available.
Please see the below links for assistance: