The Premier has announced that stay-at-home orders for adults who have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be lifted from the Monday after NSW passes the 70 per cent double vaccination target, under the ‘roadmap to freedom’.
COVID hotspots with 70 per cent double vaccination could still be locked down and face restrictions under the State Government’s “roadmap to freedom”, which could see NSW open up mid-October.
Under the roadmap, stay-at-home orders for adults who have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be lifted from the Monday after NSW passes the 70 per cent double vaccination target.
The freedoms will include the opening of pubs, clubs, restaurants, retail stores, hairdressers, barbers, nail salons, gyms, indoor facilities, stadiums, racecourses, theme parks, zoos, churches, places of worship, cinemas, theatres, music halls, museums and galleries (subject to conditions, such as crowd limitations and social distancing), and up to 50 guests will be allowed at weddings and funerals.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian warns the roadmap is conditional and anywhere there is a spike in cases or an outbreak, could face restrictions in the affected LGA or within a radius of the area.
She said “we’re not out of the woods yet” and continued to push the urgency for everyone to get vaccinated.
Cumberland Mayor Steve Christou says there is “growing concern that our community will continue to be discriminated against and it will lead to a city divide”.
“The Premier dangled freedoms in front of us, only to let us down and indicate that we’ll still be in the lockdown wilderness long after the rest of Sydney is free,” the Mayor said.
“Other LGAs will be allowed visitors to their home but not residents in impacted LGAs.
“Given we’ve been screaming for a vaccine hub every day for over two months, it’s disgraceful we’ve been subjected to these conditions bought about by circumstances beyond our control.”
You will also be allowed up to five visitors in a home and up to 20 people in outdoor settings, but masks will remain mandatory for all indoor public venues, including public transport, front-of-house hospitality, retail and business premises, on planes and at airports.
Covid hostpots, such as Cumberland, remain under strict restrictions, including a 9pm-5am curfew.