The state’s roadmap changes from Monday because of the high vaccination rates in NSW.
The State Government announced the easing of rules for those who are fully vaccinated by bringing forward many roadmap changes scheduled for December 1 to November 8.
What are these ‘new freedoms’?
From 8 November:
- there will be no limit on visitors to a home
- no rules for outdoor gatherings with fewer than 1,000 people
- indoor swimming pools will re-open for all purposes
- Businesses can have more fully vaccinated customers on their premises with a move to the 1 person per 2 sqm rule
- Nightclubs will be able to re-open dance floors
- Caps will be removed for settings other than gym and dance classes (where the 20-person cap for classes will remain)
These changes have come about because of the high vaccination rates in NSW, Premier Dominic Perrottet said
Those who are not fully vaccinated must still abide by pre-roadmap restrictions until the state reaches the 95% double vaccination target, or December 15, whichever happens first.
The new rules don’t change the wearing of masks.
The current settings for masks, which apply to everyone, will remain in place until the state reaches the 95% double vaccination target or by December 15.
NSW Health is rolling out a booster vaccination program for those aged 18 years and over.
Pfizer will be used for boosters regardless of the covid vaccine received for the first or second dose.