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Kids ready for back to swim after changes to roadmap out of lockdown revealed

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NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced a slate of changes to the reopening roadmap as the state hit the 70 per cent milestone.

Restrictions will be eased on Monday for the fully vaccinated after NSW hit another one of its vaccination targets.

All children will return to school by October 25.

Mr Perrottet says the reopening of indoor pools will be brought forward to Monday for learn-to-swim classes and squad swimming.

The cap on weddings and funerals will be lifted from 50 to 100 from Monday.

The amount of fully vaccinated visitors allowed in homes from Monday has been doubled from five to 10 and outdoor gatherings have been increased to 30.

Face masks will no longer be mandatory in offices for fully vaccinated people once the state hits 80 per cent vaccinations.

Nightclubs will also reopen at 80 per cent, previously December 1, but dancing will be banned with drinking to be done while seated.

The crisis cabinet will be renamed the COVID and Economic Recovery Committee and COVID numbers will be released at 9am, rather than 11am.

NSW has recorded 587 new cases of COVID-19.

World Wide Swim School founder Laurie Lawrence told Deborah Knight restarting swim classes will save lives.

“These kids haven’t had lessons in well over 12 months, would be way behind the eight ball.

“The under 5s, the drowning stats since COVID, the last 18 months, have gone up 108 per cent in children. It is an absolute disaster, in terms of drownings.”

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