Reopening NSW Roadmap Broken Down

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Although a date has not been set, the NSW Premier has announced the states roadmap out of lockdown from ‘the’ Monday once the state reaches its 70 per cent vaccination target. 

On Thursday Premier Gladys Berejiklian delivered an inventory of freedoms that fully vaccinated NSW residents will soon reap the the benefits of.

A lengthy reveal, the short of it, is that home and public gatherings will be back on the cards, along with hospitality, retail and gyms set to re-open. 

Venues including theatres, stadiums and theme parks will also be opened, as well as wedding, funerals and places of worship allowed an audience, with capacity restrictions in place. 

The green light was also given to domestic travel, including trips to regional NSW, with caravan parks and camp grounds set to pull out the vacancy sign.

Masks will remain mandatory for all indoor venues, including retail and business setting, as well as on public transport, in airports and on planes.

It has also been reported that the NSW’s exit out of lockdown will be in addition to what is currently allowed, meaning people who have only received one dose of vaccine, or no dose will remain under those lockdown settings until they are fully vaccinated. 

Thursday's proclamation, however, also came with a stern warning from Ms Berejiklian that if circumstances change, so too will the health advice.

"At any point there is an outbreak, or a surge, or an unexpected thing that arises, Health at any time will give government advice to say people in a particular area, a particular town may need to restrict their movements if they're vaccinated within their local government area as opposed to going all over the state"

- Premier Berejiklian


Continue reading for a detailed list of the Reopening NSW Roadmap...

Gatherings in the home and public spaces:          

  • Up to five visitors will be allowed in a home where all adults are vaccinated (not including children 12 and under).         
  • Up to 20 people can gather in outdoor settings.

Venues including hospitality, retail stores and gyms:         

  • 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. 

Stadiums, theatres and major outdoor recreation facilities:         

  • 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.

Weddings, funerals and places of worship:      

  • Up to 50 guests can attend weddings, with dancing permitted and eating and drinking only while seated.       
  • Up to 50 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.


  • Domestic travel, including trips to regional NSW, will be permitted.         
  • Caravan parks and camping grounds can open.        
  • Carpooling will be permitted. 

Join Tom Tilley with regular rotating co-hosts Jan Fran, Annika Smethurst and Jamila Rizvi on The Briefing, Monday - Saturday, for the day's headlines and breaking news as well as hot topics and interviews. Available on Listnr.


Hit News Team

9 September 2021

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