Yarrawonga Chronicle

More freedoms as NSW reach 80%


With 80 per cent of New South Wales now double vaccinated, the state has now hit the second stage of its staggered reopening plan on with new freedoms introduced for the fully vaccinated and more social organisati­ons open to the public.

Fully vaccinated people over 16 and those with medical exemptions can now have up to 20 visitors allowed in a home (not including children 12 and under).

Up to 50 people can continue to gather in unregulate­d outdoor settings, while up to 200 people can attend Covid-safe events.

Community sport will be permitted, while gyms and indoor recreation facilities (including indoor pools) can operate with one person per 4 sq m, capped at 20 people per class.

Retail stores, personal services and hospitalit­y venues can operate at one person per 4 sq metres (those who are not fully vaccinated will continue to only have access to non-critical retail via click-and-collect or takeaway).

Weddings will be allowed with no person limits for vaccinated adults, and a five-person cap for unvaccinat­ed adults.

Wedding receptions will be allowed with no cap provided adults are fully vaccinated. Eating and drinking while standing and dancing will be allowed.

Funerals will be allowed with no caps for vaccinated adults and a 10-person cap for the unvaccinat­ed, with eating and drinking standing permitted.

Places of worship will reopen for the unvaccinat­ed.

Unrestrict­ed trips between greater Sydney and regional NSW will not be permitted until November 1.

Masks are still required in all indoor settings including public transport and shops. But you don’t have to wear a mask outdoors or in office buildings, provided you’re fully vaccinated.

A further easing will occur on 1 November and the final stage, including for unvaccinat­ed people, will occur from 1 December, regardless of vaccinatio­n rate.

For more info on the NSW Roadmap visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/easing-covid-19-restrictio­ns

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