After nearly four months, the lockdown has now lifted in Sydney – with vaccinated people across New South Wales now able to access businesses and venues with capacity limits.
Under the Reopening NSW roadmap at 70 per cent double-dose, the following freedoms will apply only to fully vaccinated adults and those with medical exemptions:
Up to 10 visitors will be allowed inside a home where all adults are vaccinated (not including children 12 and under).
Up to 30 people can gather in outdoor settings.
Hospitality venues can reopen subject to one person per 4sqm inside and one person per 2sqm outside, with standing while drinking permitted outside.
Retail stores can reopen under the one person per 4sqm rule (unvaccinated people will continue to only be able to access critical retail).
Personal services such as hairdressers and nail salons can open with one person per 4sqm, capped at five clients per premises.
Gyms and indoor recreation facilities can open under the one person per 4sqm rule and can offer classes for up to 20 people.
Sporting facilities including swimming pools can reopen for rehabilitation, children’s swimming lessons, organised lap swimming and squad training.
Major recreation outdoor facilities including stadiums, racecourses, theme parks and zoos can reopen with one person per 4sqm, capped at 5,000 people.
Up to 500 people can attend ticketed and seated outdoor events.
Indoor entertainment and information facilities including cinemas, theatres, music halls, museums and galleries can reopen with one person per 4sqm or 75 per cent fixed seated capacity.
Up to 100 guests can attend weddings, with dancing permitted and eating and drinking only while seated.
Up to 100 guests can attend funerals, with eating and drinking while seated.
Churches and places of worship to open subject to one person per 4sqm rule, with no singing.
Workers in regional areas who have received at least one vaccination dose will be permitted to return to work from October 11 and will be given a grace period until November 1 to receive their second dose.
Regional areas include those outside Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Shellharbour and the Central Coast.