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Restrictions eased by 80 percent:

Gladys Berejiklian has released a roadmap revealing the new freedoms granted to residents when 80 percent of NSW is double-punched.

The restrictions below are only relaxed for fully vaccinated residents.

Home and outdoor gatherings in public space:

– A maximum of 10 visitors are allowed in a house (not including children aged 12 and under). 

-Up to 20 people can continue to congregate in unregulated outdoor environments.

– Up to 200 people can attend COVID Safe events.

-Up to 500 people can attend controlled (tickets and seated) events  Community sports allowed.

-Those who are not fully vaccinated are only allowed to gather outside in groups of 2 people.

Restaurants, shops and gyms:

Bar staff make drinks in Sydney’s Rio before the lockdown ends in October

– Stores can operate with one person per 4 m² (those who are not fully vaccinated will continue to have access to non-critical stores only through click-and-collect). 

-Personal services such as hairdressing, spa, nail, beauty, waxing, tattoo and massage) can work with one person per 4 sqm (uncapped). 

-Hospitality locations can operate with one person per 4sqm indoors and one person per 2sqm outdoors, removing the requirement to sit and drink indoors. Group bookings are limited to 20 people. Those who are not fully vaccinated can only access catering establishments for takeaway. 

– Gyms and indoor leisure facilities (excluding indoor pools) can operate with one person per 4 m², with a maximum of 20 people per class.

Main outdoor recreation facilities:

-Large recreational outdoor facilities, including stadiums, racecourses, theme parks and zoos, can operate with one person per 4 m², with a maximum of 5,000 people (or exceptionally).

Entertainment, information and educational facilities:

– Entertainment facilities (including cinemas, theaters, music halls) can operate with one person per 4 sqm or 75 percent fixed seating capacity (whichever is greater). 

-Information and educational facilities (including libraries, galleries and museums) can work with one person per 4 m². 

– Attraction centers and nightclubs will remain closed.

Working from home:

-Employers should continue to allow employees to work from home, if reasonably possible. 

-Employers should require employees who are not fully vaccinated to work from home if reasonably possible.

Education:

-Back to school with COVID Safe measures on October 25 (as previously announced).

Weddings, funerals and places of worship:

Pictured, a wedding held in Sydney in September

Pictured, a wedding held in Sydney in September

-One person per 4 sqm (uncapped) for weddings where dancing is allowed and eating and drinking is allowed while standing. Those not fully vaccinated are only allowed to attend weddings with a maximum of 5 guests (no receptions). 

-One person per 4 m² (uncapped) for funerals. Those who are not fully vaccinated are only allowed to attend funerals with a maximum of 10 people. 

-Churches and places of worship may remain open with one person per 4 m², without singing. Those who are not fully vaccinated are admitted.

Trip:

-Unlimited travel between Greater Sydney and Regional NSW is allowed. 

-Caravan parks and camping areas can work, even for those who are not fully vaccinated. 

– Carpooling is allowed. Those who are not fully vaccinated can only carpool with their household.

masks:

-Masks remain mandatory for all indoor spaces and institutions, except for children under 12 years old

– Only catering staff are required to wear a mask when they are outside.

More restrictions eased on December 1st

More restrictions will be relaxed on December 1. This time, the new freedoms apply to all residents, regardless of vaccination status.

Home and Outdoor Meetings:

-No limit on the number of visitors to a home

-Density will shift to one person per 2 sqm for indoor and outdoor environments  No limit on the number of people who can attend informal outdoor gatherings

-COVID Safe plan required for outdoor events with more than 1,000 people Community sport allowed for all people.

Restaurants, shops and gyms:

-Shops can work with one person per 2 m² 

-Personal services such as hairdressing, spa, nail, beauty, waxing, tattoo and massage can be performed with one person per 2 m² 

-Hospitality locations can work indoors and outdoors with one person per 2 m², without seating for food and drinks 

-Gyms and indoor leisure facilities, including indoor pools, can operate with one person per 2 sqm (uncapped) 

-Intimate services can open with one person per 4 m²

Main outdoor recreation facilities:

In the photo spectators during an NRL match on Saturday

In the photo spectators during an NRL match on Saturday

-Large recreational outdoor facilities, including stadiums, racecourses, theme parks and zoos, can operate with one person per 2 sqm.

Entertainment, information and educational facilities:

– Entertainment facilities (including cinemas, theaters, music halls) can work with one person per 2 m² 

-Information and educational facilities (including libraries, museums and galleries) can work with one person per 2 m² 

– Attraction centers and nightclubs are allowed to open with one person per 4 m²

Working from home:

– Working from home is at the discretion of the employer

Education:

-All year groups return to face-to-face learning.

Weddings, funerals and places of worship:

-One person per 2 m² for weddings with dancing allowed and food and drink allowed standing

-One person per 2 m² for funerals

-Churches and places of worship can work with one person per 2 m², singing is allowed.

Trip:

Children are allowed to participate in community sports

Children are allowed to participate in community sports

– Domestic travel, including travel between Greater Sydney and Regional NSW  Caravan Parks and Campgrounds may work 

-Carpooling is allowed

-The quarantine settings for vaccinated arrivals are changed. A limit for unvaccinated travelers may remain.

masks:

-Wearing a mask is mandatory when traveling on public transport, on airplanes and at airports, and for reception staff. 

-Wearing a mask is not required when you are outside.

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