Mask wearing indoors will no longer be compulsory on transport, retail or business venues but may still be required in high-risk settings.
Mr Perrottet confirmed freedoms will be granted for the unvaccinated on December 15 or when the state hits a 95 per cent double dose vaccination rate.
‘I don’t want a two-tiered system in NSW’: Premier Perrottet
“I don’t want a two-tier system in New South Wales. And we made some changes to the roadmap earlier where we pushed that date to December 15,” he told Sky News host Paul Murray on Tuesday night.
“We’re probably not going to get to 95 per cent double dose at that point in time (December 15) but I did say whatever comes first.
“We’re also getting rid of masks in indoor settings on the 15th of December as well.”
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Mask wearing indoors will no longer be compulsory on transport, retail or business venues from December 15. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Bianca De Marchi
The Premier says he wants to get rid of some restrictions as soon as possible as “it’s not the government’s role to provide liberty and freedom”.
“I don’t want to keep being in a situation where we have these restrictions, where QR codes are in place all the time – it’s not the government’s role to provide liberty and freedom – that is really what we have by being born in this nation, the inherent human dignity that we all have.”
Some venues in New South Wales could soon be ditching mandatory QR code check-ins for low risk venues such as shopping centres and cafes.
NSW set to scrap mandatory QR code check ins at low-risk venues
Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello said he would support the transition at low-risk settings.
“We are still living in pandemic conditions and the technology continues to play an important role in assisting contact tracers,” he said.
“I am optimistic we can retire the use of QR codes in lower risk settings … subject to case numbers and vaccination rates.”

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