NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she would “love to see” National Cabinet remaining “united” on backing the national plan.
The plan, informed by research and modelling from Melbourne’s Doherty Institute, includes diminishing the use of lockdowns as a public health measure from a vaccination rate of 70 per cent and higher.
Ms Berejiklian said “every single state is at a different stage” of their COVID-19 journey, and NSW had to “face that COVID journey earlier than others”.
“Every state is going to have to come to terms with living with COVID, and even if you start off with zero or very low case numbers – eventually those case numbers will rise,” she said.
“That’s the way Delta works, but so long as you have high rates of vaccination, COVID safety plans in place, good information for the community.”
Ms Berejiklian acknowledged the outbreak had forced a mindset shift in “how we think about COVID”.