The NSW roadmap out of lockdown

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NSW GOVERNMENT ROADMAP OUT OF THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN:

* Freedoms will apply for fully vaccinated adults only.

* This will happen from the first Monday after the state reaches a 70 per cent double dose vaccination coverage target, which is expected in October.

GATHERINGS IN THE HOME AND PUBLIC SPACES

* Up to five visitors in a home where all adults are vaccinated (not including children 12 and under).

* Up to 20 people can gather outdoors.

HOSPITALITY VENUES, SHOPS AND GYMS

* Hospitality venues can open with one person per four sq/m inside and one person per two sq/m outside, and standing while drinking will be permitted outside.

* Shops can open under one person per four sq/m rule.

* Unvaccinated people will continue to only be allowed to access critical retail shops, such as supermarkets.

* Personal services - such as hairdressers and nail salons - can open with one person per four sq/m, capped at five clients per premises.

* Gyms and indoor recreation facilities can open under one person per four sq/m rule, with classes capped at 20.

* Sporting facilities including swimming pools can open.

STADIUMS, THEATRES AND MAJOR OUTDOOR RECREATION FACILITIES

* Major outdoor recreation facilities - including stadiums, racecourses, theme parks and zoos - can open with one person per four sq/m, capped at 5000 people.

* Up to 500 people can attend ticketed and seated outdoor events.

* Indoor entertainment facilities - including cinemas, theatres, music halls, museums and galleries - can open with one person per four sq/m, or 75 per cent fixed seated capacity.

WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND PLACES OF WORSHIP

* Up to 50 guests can attend weddings and dance, but eating and drinking are only permitted while seated.

* Up to 50 guests can attend funerals, with eating and drinking permitted while seated.

* Churches and places of worship can open subject to the one person per four sq/m rule, with no singing.

TRAVEL

* Domestic travel, including trips to regional NSW, permitted.

* Caravan parks and camping grounds can open.

* Carpooling will be permitted.

* Non-vaccinated people aged under 16 will have access to all outdoor settings, but will only be able to visit indoor venues with people from their household.

* Employers must continue to allow employees to work from home, if the employee is able to do so.

* There will be revised guidance on isolation for close and casual contacts who are fully vaccinated.

MASKS

* Masks remain mandatory for all indoor public venues - including public transport, front-of-house hospitality, retail and business premises and on planes - and at airports.

* Only hospitality staff will be required to wear a mask outdoors.

* Children aged under 12 won't need a mask indoors.

SCHOOLS:

* Kindergarten and year one students return to classroom on October 25.

* Year 12 students undertaking HSC exams can study on campus from October 25.

MORE DOUBLE DOSES:

When NSW hits the 80 per cent double dose coverage target, the government intends to open up further freedoms around international travel, community sport, major events and other areas.

Source: NSW Government

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