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NSW Government update roadmap with changes to COVID restrictions once milestone is reached

Jim Wilson
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More restrictions will ease on December 15 or once NSW reaches the 95 per cent double dose vaccination target, whichever comes first.

Below are the new changes to the restrictions:

  • Masks will only be required on public transport and planes, at airports, and for indoors front-of-house hospitality staff who are not fully vaccinated (previously all indoors front-of-house hospitality staff regardless of vaccination status). Masks will be strongly encouraged in settings where you cannot social distance.
  • No density limits (previously one person per 2sqm).
  • COVID safety plans will be optional for businesses and will be supported by SafeWork NSW.
  • QR check-ins will only be required at high-risk venues including hospitals, aged and disability care facilities, gyms, places of worship, funerals or memorial services, personal services (e.g. hairdressers and beauty salons), limited hospitality settings (including pubs, small bars, registered clubs and nightclubs), and for indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people; and
  • Proof of vaccination will no longer be required by Public Health Order for most activities (businesses can still require proof at their own discretion). Proof of vaccination will still be required for indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people.

There are more than 92 per cent of people over 16 now vaccinated.

NSW Health is also rolling out a booster vaccination program at its clinics to individuals aged 18 and older who received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine six months or more ago.

Clinton Maynard joined Jim Wilson on 2GB Drive to break the news.

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