Covid restrictions lifted, vaxed and unvaxed can (mostly) do the same things

Tomorrow sees the most dramatic change in covid restrictions in NSW that we have seen in the last two years.

As of tomorrow, December 15, unvaccinated people will be able to attend all the same places as those who are fully vaccinated.

That’s not the only change. Masks, QR check-ins and number limits on people are (almost) gone.

Do I have to do the QR check in?

Only at some places including hospitals, aged care facilities, disability facilities, gyms, churches, funerals and memorial services, personal services, pubs, small bars, nightclubs and at indoor music festivals with more than 1000 people.

Do I have to still wear a mask?

Only on buses, trains and planes and at airports.

Hospitality staff who are not who are not fully vaccinated and who work indoors must wear a mask.

Hospitals will require you to wear a mask.

How many people can come to my home?

There will be no limit to the number of visitors that can visit your home or for outdoor public gatherings.

Can unvaccinated people visit my home?

Yes, there are no restrictions on whether your family or friends are vaccinated or not.

What about the pub? Can I go for a beer if I’m unvaccinated?

There are no density limits for pubs, restaurants or stadiums. These venues can accept as many people as possible that fit safely in their venue.

You will need to sign into a pub or club but won’t need to show proof of your vaccination.

Can I go shopping if I’m unvaccinated?

All retail shops will be open to all people – there will be no government requirement to check-in and you don’t have to wear a mask in shopping centres.

People are urged to wear a mask when you are in a situation where you cannot socially distance.

Can I travel anywhere in NSW if I am unvaccinated?

Yes, you can. All NSW residents can travel anywhere in the state.

Caravan parks and camping grounds will open for people who are not fully vaccinated.

What about weddings and funerals?

There are no restrictions at wedding or funerals. No person limit and everyone can eat, drink and dance without restriction.

Despite 804 new covid cases recorded in the state on Monday, December 14, the State Government is pushing ahead with the easing of restrictions.

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