Full Breakdown of the Three-Stage Freedom Plan
The roadmap out of the lengthy NSW lockdown has been unveiled, with life set to be back to normal by December 1.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed that lockdown will end on October 11 when the state hits the much-anticipated 70 percent vaccination rate.
But the Freedom Day roadmap has been broken down into three stages . And here they are:
Stage One | Monday October 11
From October 11, five adults will be able tio visit a home.
Pubs and restaurants will finally reopen for seated service only.
Hair and beauty salons will also reopen, but will be capped to five at any one time.
50-person limit on fully vaccinated guests for weddings and funerals.
No regional travel is permitted at stage one.
Stage Two | Monday 25 October
The date has not been confirmed but two weeks later has been earmarked. It's when 80 percent of the state will be vaccinated.
Those rules will slightly relax to allow 10 visitors to a home.
There will also be community sport once again.
And there will be drinking while standing up in a pub.
A one person per four square metre rule will be in place for indoor venues with a one person per two square metre rule for outdoor areas.
Personal services such as hairdressers, spa, nail, beauty, waxing, tattoo and massage venues will be uncapped but must obey the four square metre rule.
Regional travel will also open up once again.
No limit on fully vaccinated guests for weddings and funerals.
Stage Three | Wednesday 1 December
Nightclubs will reopen and no longer a 5,000 cap on stadiums.
The density requirement drops to two square metres indoors.
Unvaccinated can enjoy many of the above freedoms from December.
Possibility of international travel, with Qantas declaring it will resume international flights on December 18.
Making the announcement, Premier Berejiklian said, "I can say quite confidently we envisage 11 October will be the day we will be able to adhere to that road map."
NSW recorded 787 new locally acquired cases on Monday 27 October - down from the peak of 1,603 on September 11 as vaccinations stop the spread.
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