The state is on track to reach 80 per cent double-dose by the end of the weekend, signifying the easing of further restrictions from as early as Monday.
The relaxing of even more COVID-related rules would come a week after the state emerged from lockdown on Monday.
The 444 infections reported on Wednesday were found in 105,508 tests taken during the 24-hour reporting period.
There are currently 716 coronavirus patients in hospital, with 150 of those receiving treatment in intensive care.
Across NSW, 90.8 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine and 75.2 per cent are fully vaccinated.
The 444 cases on Wednesday follows 360 infections on Tuesday, 496 on Monday, 477 on Sunday and 580 on Saturday.
The outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant emerged on June 16 after a Bondi limo driver who transports international aircrew contracted the virus.
Greater Sydney was plunged into lockdown on June 26, with the stay-at-home orders lifted more than three months later on October 11.
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Here is what the fully vaccinated can do once 80 per cent double-dose is reached:
Masks and QR codes:
Are required for all indoor settings including public transport.
No longer required for workers in office buildings but unvaccinated people will need to wear masks.
Not needed for people in outdoor settings.
COVID-safe check-ins and vaccination certificates required for staff and customers.
Visiting family and friends:
Twenty visitors (excluding children) can visit a home at any one time.
Outdoor recreation and gatherings increased to 50. A two person limit for those who are not fully vaccinated.
Exercise and recreation:
Gyms, indoor, sporting and recreation facilities opened under density limits with up to 20 people in classes.
No limits on distance for exercise and recreation.
Community sport to return for fully vaccinated staff, spectators and players.
NSW on track to hit 80 per cent double dose this week
Return to school:
Schools open with Level 3 COVID-19 safety measures.
Shopping and personal services:
Non-critical retail returns with density limits for the fully vaccinated while click and collect on offer for the unvaccinated.
No customer limit for personal services such as hairdressers and beauticians but density limits still apply.
Hospitality venues:
Takeaway only for people who are unvaccinated while 20 people per booking allowed for the fully vaccinated.
Dancing is permitted indoors and outdoors (except at nightclubs) and drinking is allowed while standing up and sitting down.
Events and Entertainment:
Recreation facilities including stadiums and theme parks to open with a limit of 5000 people.
Entertainment facilities to reopen with density limits of 75 per cent seated capacity.
Information and education facilities including libraries to reopen with density limits.
Outdoor gatherings allowed up to 200 people with COVID-safe protocols.
Ticketed outdoor gatherings allowed to host 3000 people with density limits.
Nightclubs and strip clubs reopen with seated drinking and no dancing.
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Weddings and religious services:
Wedding ceremonies are permitted to take place without limits on attendance (for people who are fully vaccinated) while density limits apply and a five person limit on unvaccinated guests.
Wedding receptions will not have person limits (for people who are fully vaccinated) with eating and drinking allowed while standing, dancing allowed with density limits will apply.
Funerals are permitted with no person limits (10-person limit for people who are not fully vaccinated) and eating and drinking allowed while standing, density limits still apply.
Places of worship reopen for people who are not fully vaccinated with density limits.
Travel and transport:
No limits for travel with fully vaccinated residents allowed to travel across NSW.
Caravan parks and camping grounds open (including people who are not fully vaccinated).
When will unvaccinated people be allowed the same freedoms as those who are fully vaccinated?
Unvaccinated residents will be given the same freedoms on December 1.
All easing of restrictions applies only to those who are fully vaccinated.

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