Thursday 9 September 2021

The NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, has announced that restrictions in parts of regional NSW currently deemed low risk will ease from 12.01am Saturday 11 September.

Stay-at-home restrictions will remain in place in the following LGAs:

Bathurst, Bega, Blayney, Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cabonne, Central Coast, Central Darling, Cessnock, Dubbo, Dungog, Eurobodalla, Forbes, Gilgandra, Goulburn, Mulwarre, Kiama, Lake Macquarie, Lithgow, Maitland, Mid-Coast, Mid-Western, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Narromine, Newcastle, Orange, Parkes, Port Stephens, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Singleton, Snowy Monaro, Upper Hunter, Walgett and Wingecarribee.

Read the Premier’s statement >

From 12.01am Saturday 11 September, the following freedoms will be available to all people in regional LGAs where stay-at-home orders have lifted:

  • Up to five visitors will be allowed in a home (not including children 12 and under)
  • Up to 20 people can gather in outdoor settings
  • Retail, hospitality and personal services such as hairdressers can reopen subject to one person per 4sqm
  • Gyms and indoor recreation facilities can open subject to 1 person per 4sqm and offer classes for up to 20 people
  • Schools will re-open with Level 3 COVIDSafe measures in place
  • Carpooling will be permitted
  • Masks remain mandatory in all indoor public places.

NSW roadmap to freedom
The NSW Government has announced its roadmap to freedom, which outlines easing of restrictions for fully vaccinated adults once NSW passes the 70 percent double vaccination target.

It will come into effect on the Monday after the 70 percent double dose target is reached and will allow:

  • Up to five visitors in a home where all adults are vaccinated
  • Up to 20 people to gather in outdoor settings
  • Retail and hospitality can reopen subject to one per 4sqm
  • Schools will re-open with Level 3 COVIDSafe measures in place
  • Weddings and Funerals can have up to 50 guests.

NSW Government roadmap to freedom >

Schools
Schools in NSW to re-open on Monday 25 October. The NSW Premier has chosen this date as it is assumed the 70 percent double dose vaccination target will be reached by this point. 

To keep up to date, as and when updates are published, visit NSW Government COVID-19 updates >

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