The recently sworn in NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced some changes with the COVID 19 Road Map following the fully vaccinated people reached the 70% level.
On Thursday, following a crisis cabinet meeting, Perrottet announced that under the new plan, indoor gatherings of fully vaccinated residents will from Monday, October 11 be capped at 10 people, not counting children aged under 12. Outdoor gatherings will also be lifted to 30 people, previously 20.
The limit on weddings and funerals will also increase to 100 people, up from 50. While restrictions on unvaccinated guests will remain.
Indoor swimming pools, which were set to remain closed until December 1, will also reopen for lessons, squad training, lap swimming and rehab activities.
“We have always said that vaccination is the key to our freedom and the sacrifices and the effort of people right across NSW have ensured that we can open up as quickly and safely as possible,” Perrottet told journalists in the media briefing.
On the Monday after the state reaches 80 per cent double-dose coverage, expected around October 25, fully vaccinated residents will be able to welcome 20 visitors at home, and up to 50 can gather outdoors.
Up to 3000 people will be allowed to attend controlled, ticketed outdoor events and nightclubs, which were set to remain closed until December 1, will be allowed to reopen for seated drinking but no dancing.
Mandatory mask wearing will also be ditched in office buildings for those fully vaccinated, to encourage workers back to the Sydney CBD.
All roadmap freedoms will continue to be for fully vaccinated people only - until December 1.
For more details, check the NSW Health website: