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However, fully vaccinated residents of New South Wales must now wait until that 80% double-dose threshold, rather than the previously touted 70% threshold, to travel freely around the state.
The announcement comes as NSW has recorded 787 new local cases of COVID-19, with 12 more dead. This is his lowest number of daily cases in a month.
NSW is expected to hit the 70% double dose mark on October 11.
Ms Berejiklian expects the 80% mark to be reached around October 24.
At 80 percent fully immunized, the following activities may occur for anyone who received both doses of immunization:
- Travel freely anywhere in New South Wales
- Get up and drink in a pub
- To “consider” international travel
- Unvaccinated people will be able to attend places of worship
- And “other things” not specified
Four or five weeks after 80% were affected, Ms Berejiklian expects NSW to hit 90% double dose.
It is then that certain freedoms will open up for unvaccinated residents.
From December 1, new changes will be introduced including all venues moving to the two square meter rule, masks will not be required inside offices, indoor pools and nightclubs will be able to reopen and people not. vaccinated will have more freedom.
“If you are not vaccinated, you will have to wait at least four or five weeks after we have already reached the double dose rate of 80% in order to participate in activities that the rest of us can participate in,” he said. Ms. Berejiklian said.
The Prime Minister said that “it will really depend on the companies” if they choose to prevent unvaccinated people from entering their stores, restaurants and places.
“I appreciate that people have points of view.”
Ms Berejiklian believes the NSW government is on a solid legal footing with restrictions on unvaccinated people and vaccine passport oversight.
“The legal system supports measures (that) in exceptional circumstances governments must take,” she said.
“I understand that some people will have very strong opinions and want to take matters into their own hands, and that’s their business.
“We will not be distracted as a government, we will do what is right for the community.
“There are laws in the system to allow governments to make these decisions in exceptional circumstances and I think everyone would agree that a pandemic is an exceptional circumstance.”
Ms Berejiklian rejected the suggestion that the Dec. 1 Freedom Day date is a victory for the unvaccinated.
“I think today is a very disappointing day for those who are not vaccinated,” she replied.
Unvaccinated people expected to have the same freedoms as those vaccinated when NSW hit 80%, Berejiklian said.
“They will have to wait (up to) 80% plus a month and some.”
However, unvaccinated people will be able to attend places of worship when the 80% threshold is reached, when all other restrictions for them remain firmly in place until December 1.
Ms Berejiklian admitted there was “a risk involved” but was unable to explain how or why the decision was made, when journalists asked her to explain.
“There will be a mask wearing, there will be limited chanting or chanting, so there is always very strict planning in place,” Ms. Berejiklian said.
It was up to religious leaders to enforce the rules, she said.
Meanwhile, NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said the 12 people who died from the virus in the past day were six men and six women.
Four were in their 60s, two were 70, four were 80, and two were 90.
Six were not vaccinated. Five people had received one dose and one person had received two doses.
There are 214 people in intensive care with the virus.
Flight caps for stranded Australians
Ms Berejiklian also said NSW would revert to a quarantine cap of 3,500 for Australians returning home each week after meeting the 80% target.
She said she would raise the issue of increasing the ceilings for inbound travelers with the prime minister.
There are over 45,000 Australians registered with DFAT as wanting to return home.
NSW is conducting a seven-day home quarantine trial as an alternative to the 14-day hotel quarantine that costs from $ 3,000.
The QR check-in system at all stores and locations in NSW may be discontinued after December 1.
However, Ms Berejiklian also suggested that the QR system “could be with us (as long as) COVID is”.
“We are assessing the situation,” she said.
Swimming pools, garden centers, hardware stores are reopening their doors
Swimming pools have reopened along with garden centers and hardware stores in the 12 worrying LGAs in the southwest and west.
This follows an easing of restrictions in those suburbs last week, allowing the rules to be in line with the rest of Greater Sydney.
Starting today, the outdoor pools will be open for lengths and recreational swimming, with two-hour visit limits.
The changing rooms will be closed but accessible toilets and outdoor showers will be available.
Groups of five people will be allowed if they are fully vaccinated, two people if they are not vaccinated.
“That was what I understood, but if (NSW) Health revised I didn’t see the email you refer to,” Gladys Berejiklian said yesterday when asked if the pools would admit only vaccinated people.
Construction has also returned to 100% capacity, but with strict COVID security rules in place.