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Tale of two cities no longer: Hotspot LGAs welcome easing of restrictions

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Sydneysiders in the twelve LGAs of concern are waking up to their first day of new freedoms in line with the rest of the city.

In Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield and some suburbs of Penrith, exercise limits have been removed, and five fully vaccinated adults can now meet for a picnic within five-kilometres of their home.

Residents can attend a small wedding in Greater Sydney and singles can pick a bubble buddy anyone in Sydney.

Authorised worker conditions and travel permit requirements remain in place in the LGAs of concern.

Across the state, public pools will also be permitted to reopen where councils have COVID-19 safety plans in place.

Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour told Chris Smith his council will do “whatever it takes” to open the pools so his constituents have places to cool off.

“I’m really happy that [the Premier] has chosen to release some of the shackles on my community.

“The Chief Health Officer has said now for a while that the safest place to be is outdoors.

“All we’ve ever asked for was to have the same freedoms¬†as everyone else … and the Premier has delivered on it.”

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