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Thursday, 7 October 2021

With the first vaccination milestone of 70 percent double vaccination reached, the NSW Government is easing a number of restrictions as part of the Reopening NSW roadmap, which will allow fully vaccinated adults to enjoy more freedoms from next Monday 11 October.

The changes to the 70 per cent roadmap will allow:

  • up to 10 visitors (not counting children 12 and under) to a home (previously five)
  • lift the cap on outdoor gatherings to 30 people (previously 20)
  • increase the cap for weddings and funerals to 100 people (previously 50).

Indoor pools will also be re-opened for swimming lessons, squad training, lap swimming, and rehab activities. Keep an eye on our aquatic centre webpages for more information on our local pools.

The NSW Government also announced on the Monday after NSW clears the 80 per cent double vaccination hurdle further restrictions will be relaxed, with people able to have:

  • up to 20 visitors (excluding children 12 and under) to a home (previously 10)
  • up to 50 people will be allowed to gather outdoors (previously 20).
  • up to 3,000 people will be allowed to attend controlled and ticketed outdoor events (previously 500)
  • nightclubs will be permitted to reopen for seated drinking only (no dancing)
  • masks will no longer be required in office buildings.

All roadmap freedoms at 70 and 80 per cent will continue to be for fully vaccinated people only.

Returns to schools

All school students will also now return to on site learning with a range of COVID-safe measures in place by 25 October, with the second and third stages of the return to school plan now combined.

Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 12 students will still return to face-to-face learning on 18 October, with all other years now returning one week later on 25 October.

Find the latest news on restrictions on NSW Government’s website

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