NSW announces eased restrictions for fully vaccinated people as state records 1,029 cases

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People across NSW who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed more freedoms next month after NSW hit the target of six million jabs.

This comes after the states recorded 1,029 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8:00pm last night. It’s the highest daily number in any state or territory since the start of the pandemic.

Another three people have died from the virus – the youngest, a man in his 30s.

The lockdown in regional NSW has been extended to midnight on Friday, September 10. It was due to end this weekend.

NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, also announced today that after consultation with Dr Kerry Chant and her team, as well as the NSW Chief Psychiatrist Dr Murray Wright, the following individual freedoms will be allowed for adults who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

From 12.01am, Monday, 13 September:

  • For those who live outside the LGAs of concern, outdoor gatherings of up to five people (including children, all adults must be vaccinated) will be allowed in a person’s LGA or within 5km of home.
  • For those who live in the LGAs of concern households with all adults vaccinated will be able to gather outdoors for recreation (including picnics) within the existing rules (for one hour only, outside curfew hours and within 5km of home). This is in addition to the one hour allowed for exercise.

Ms Berejiklian thanked the millions of people across NSW who came forward to receive their vaccine, helping hit the six million doses target.

NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian.

“We are so grateful for every person who comes forward to get vaccinated because the more jabs we get into arms, the sooner we can lift restrictions,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We appreciate the community’s patience in the lead up to 13 September, this additional time will allow the recent surge of vaccines to take effect.”

As part of the roadmap when the following targets are hit, freedoms will be as follows:

  • 70 per cent full vaccination: a range of family, industry, community and economic restrictions to be lifted for those who are vaccinated.
  • 80 per cent full vaccination: further easing of restrictions on industry, community and the economy.

Ms Berejiklian said if current NSW vaccination rates continued, the state was on track to reach 80 per cent by the first two weeks of October.

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