NSW fast-tracks reopening for vaccinated to November 8

NSW is fast-tracking its roadmap to reopening, with the restrictions meant to lift on December 1 now due to lift on November 8.

However, unvaccinated residents will not be party to the new freedoms.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced a raft of changes to the state's reopening "road map" on Tuesday, including increasing the density limit on hospitality venues from four square metres to two square metres from Monday, November 8.

Under the changes, restrictions for unvaccinated residents that were due to lift on December 1 have been pushed back to December 15 or when the state hits 95 per cent vaccination.

From November 8, fully vaccinated residents will be allowed unlimited visitors to their home.

Capacity limits will be lifted in favour of density limits in all settings expect gym classes.

Indoors pools will reopen for all purposes, children's play centres will reopen and outdoor gatherings will be uncapped. Nightclubs will reopen for dancing.

Hospitality will be subject to two square metre density requirements.

Major stadiums and events will be allowed 100 per cent capacity.

Existing mask rules and work-from-home guidelines will stay in place until December 15 or until NSW hits the 95 per cent vaccination target, and QR code check-ins will remain.


Mr Perrottet said the move was testament to health authorities and residents embracing vaccination.

He said by bringing the easing of restrictions forward it allowed businesses to reopen more fully.

Mr Perrottet said he hoped moving the date of freedom back to December 15 for unvaccinated residents gives people an incentive to get the jab.

Victoria recorded 989 cases and nine deaths.

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