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Complete SMB Guidebook: NSW’s upcoming vaccinated economy

More restrictions lifted for the vaccinated at 80% target in NSW. Fully vaccinated to be allowed to visit hospitality venues. The NSW Government has released further details of the roadmap for the re-opening of the State.

From the Monday after NSW hits the 80 per cent vaccination target (80% of those aged 16 and over fully vaccinated), restrictions will ease allowing those who are fully vaccinated to have up to 10 people visit their home, participate in community sport, and access hospitality venues (where drinking while standing up will be allowed indoors).

All premises will operate at 1 person per 4sqm indoors, and 1 person per 2sqm outdoors.

Limits will also be removed on the number of fully vaccinated guests allowed at weddings and funerals, and customer caps for personal services such as hairdressers will also be removed.

However, the government has pushed back the date at which travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW will be permitted.

Regional travel will now not be allowed (unless for authorised purposes with an appropriate permit) until the 80% target is reached (previously 70%). A booking cap will also be introduced for hospitality venues of 20 people per booking.

The Government said the roadmap may be further fine-tuned by NSW Health as the COVID-19 situation is monitored over coming weeks.

From 1 December, further changes will be introduced, including all venues moving to the 2sqm rule, masks no longer required indoors at offices, indoor pools and nightclubs can reopen, and unvaccinated people will have greater freedoms.

Roadmap to recovery
At 80 PER CENT

Restrictions apply to people who have has both doses of the COVID vaccine.

FROM 1 DECEMBER

Restrictions apply to all NSW citizens, regardless of their vaccination status.

Visitors Up to 10 visitors will be allowed in a home (not including children 12 and under). No limit on the number of visitors to a home.
Outdoor gatherings Up to 20 people can continue to gather in unregulated outdoor settings.

(Those who are not fully vaccinated may only gather outdoors in groups of 2 people).

One person per 2 sqm for indoor and outdoor settings.

No limit on the number of people who can attend informal outdoor gatherings

Events Up to 200 people can attend COVID Safe events

Up to 500 people can attend controlled (ticketed and seated) events.

COVID Safe plan required for outdoor events with more than 1,000 people.
Community sport Permitted for fully vaccinated adults. Permitted for all people.
Retail stores One person per 4 sqm.

(Those who are not fully vaccinated people will continue to only have access to non-critical retail via click-and-collect).

One person per 2 sqm.

 

Personal services Hairdressers, spa, nail, beauty, waxing, tattoo and massage can operate with one person per 4 sqm (uncapped). Hairdressers, spa, nail, beauty, waxing, tattoo and massage can operate with one person per 2 sqm.

Intimate services can operate one person per 4 sqm.

Hospitality venues One person per 4 sqm inside and one person per 2 sqm outside, with the requirement to be seated while drinking indoors removed. Group bookings will be limited to 20 people.

(Those who are not fully vaccinated can only access hospitality settings for takeaway.)

One person per 2 sqm inside and outside, with no seating required for eating and drinking.
Gyms and indoor recreation facilities One person per 4sqm, capped at 20 people per class. Excludes indoor pools. One person per 2 sqm (uncapped). Includes indoor pools
Major recreation outdoor facilities (including stadiums, racecourses, theme parks and zoo) One person per 4 sqm, capped at 5,000 people (or by exemption). One person per 2 sqm.
Entertainment facilities (including cinemas, theatres, music halls) One person per 4 sqm or 75 per cent fixed seated capacity (whichever is larger). One person per 2 sqm.
Information and education facilities (including libraries, galleries and museums) One person per 4 sqm.

 

One person per 2 sqm.
Amusement centres and nightclubs Remain closed.

 

One person per 4 sqm.
Working from home Employers must continue to allow employees to work from home, if reasonably practicable.

Employers must require employees who are not fully vaccinated to work from home, if reasonably practicable.

Working from home will be at employer’s discretion.
Education Return to school with COVID Safe measures on 25 October (as previously announced). All year groups return to face-to-face learning.
Weddings One person per 4sqm (uncapped) for weddings with dancing permitted and eating and drinking allowed while standing.

(Those who are not fully vaccinated may only attend weddings with a maximum of 5 guests, no receptions).

One person per 2 sqm for weddings with dancing permitted and eating and drinking allowed while standing.

 

Funerals One person per 4 sqm (uncapped) for funerals.

(Those who are not fully vaccinated may only attend funerals with a maximum of 10 people.)

One person per 2 sqm.
Churches and places of worship One person per 4 sqm, with no singing.

(Those who are not fully vaccinated will be allowed).

One person per 2 sqm, with singing permitted.
Travel Unrestricted trips between Greater Sydney and Regional NSW will be permitted.

Caravan parks and camping grounds can operate, including for those who are not fully vaccinated.

Domestic travel, including trips between Greater Sydney and Regional NSW.

Caravan parks and camping grounds can operate.

Quarantine settings for vaccinated arrivals will be altered. A cap on unvaccinated travellers may remain.

Carpooling Permitted.

(Those who are not fully vaccinated can only carpool with their household.)

Permitted.
Masks Mandatory for all indoor premises and settings, except children under 12.

Hospitality staff will be required to wear a mask while outdoors.

Mandatory while travelling on public transport, on planes and at airports, and for front-of-house hospitality workers.

Mask wearing is not required when outdoors.

 

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