Why reaching a 70 per cent vaccinated in NSW won’t mean you’ll be able to visit friends and go on holiday to other states for WEEKS
- NSW Premier said borders may open when other states reach 70 per cent target
- But interstate travel not possible until other states catch up to NSW vaccination
- Freedoms available only to NSW residents who have been double jabbed
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned NSW residents will have to wait weeks or months to travel interstate even when her government allows it.
NSW is likely to hit its 70 per cent vaccination target before other states, meaning they will have to catch up before they open their borders.
With over 75 per cent of the state vaccinated with one dose and 42 per cent double-jabbed, the premier said it is unlikely that the state borders will open up until other states have reached these targets as well.
Australia’s national plan states that all of Australia needs to meet these vaccination targets before interstate borders reopen.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured) has stated that while NSW may reach its 70 per cent vaccination targets soon, interstate travel may not be possible until the nation also reaches these targets
But Ms Berejiklian said in Thursday’s press conference she was confident by the time NSW reached 80 per cent vaccinated, other states won’t be far behind and interstate travel will be possible.
A NSW increases its vaccination rate, the government will give more freedoms for those who have had the jab.
From September 13, those outside the 12 western Sydney local councils in a harder lockdown will be able to gather outdoors with five others as long as they are all fully vaccinated and within the same LGA or 5km of home.
Those vaccinated within those 12 councils, will be allowed to gather outdoors with their whole household for recreation within the existing rules (outside curfew hours and within 5km of home).
With over 75 per cent of NSW receiving the first dose of the Covid vaccine, freedoms will be allowed to those who have been jabbed from September 13
Ms Berejiklian on Thursday announced lockdown would end on the Monday after NSW hits its 70 per cent vaccine target.
There is currently no specific date for this target.
‘You have been warned, if you’re not vaccinated, come forward and get the vaccine, otherwise you won’t be able to participate in the many freedoms that people have at 70 per cent vaccination,’ she said.
Five adults will be allowed visit each other’s homes and up to 20 outdoors, hospitality, retail, beauty salons and gyms can reopen and travel and holidays will be permitted around NSW.
Stadiums, theatres and major outdoor recreation facilities will be reopened, capped at 5000 people with one person per four-square-metres allowed in outdoor venues.
Indoor entertainment venues are capped at 75 fixed seat capacity and one person per four-square-metres.
Announcing the road map out of Covid, the Premier stated that retail, beauty, gyms and indoor recreation will once again be possible once 70 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated
Weddings and funerals are capped at 50 with eating and drinking only permitted while seated.
Churches and places of worship are open subject to the one person per four-square-metre rule with singing not allowed.
However, if there’s is a concentrated outbreak, residents may be locked in their town or local council with no one allowed in or out without an exemption.
Masks will still be mandatory indoors, and there will be limits on the number of people per square metre in indoor venues.
NSW recorded 1,405 new cases of Covid on Thursday, with 202 people in ICU and five deaths reported today.
Why reaching a 70 per cent vaccinated in NSW won’t mean you can travel interstate