The New South Wales government keeps moving the goal posts for the unclean non-vaccinated citizens. Now, ‘Unvaccinated New South Wales residents will have to wait up to another two weeks before they can enjoy the same freedoms as the vaccinated after the government pushed back the reopening date for those who are unprotected from the highly infectious virus.
People who have not received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine will need to wait till December 15, two weeks later than the initial December 1 plan, or when the state reaches 95 per cent fully vaccinated, to enjoy the same freedoms.
“We have always wanted to open up in a measured way and we have seen an extraordinary effort from people across our state and ultimately from the outset,” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet told the press conference on Tuesday morning.
“We have said, we put a roadmap in place, we wanted to stick to that roadmap as much as we could but ultimately, in circumstances where people have made an extraordinary effort across our state we have been able to move some of those changes forward.”
He said he hoped to “incentivise” the unvaccinated population to roll their sleeves up by moving the date back a further two weeks or until 95 per cent are double dosed.
Mr Perrottet said the decision to bring forward a further easing of restrictions, three weeks earlier to Monday November 8, for millions of inoculated residents was to “look after people right across the state” but added it was being done “cautiously”.
Revellers will be able to hit night clubs again with dance floors reopening.
The one per person per four square metres will be reduced to one person per two square metres in most settings, including hospitality, and capacity limits will be lifted across all settings except gym classes, which will remain at 20 per class.
Major recreation and stadiums will be able to operate under 100 per cent fixed-seat capacity.
People with medical exemptions and children under the age of 16 will also be able to participate in the early easing of restrictions.
Across the state, 93.6 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 87.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Chief Health Officer Doctor Kerry Chant urged fully vaccinated residents to come forward for their booster shot if their second jab was administered six months ago.
“Please go get your booster dose if you have had your vaccine over six months ago. It is critical that you present as quickly as possible to get that booster,” she said.
“We know that the evidence is very strong that there is some degree of waning immunity and having that vaccine at six months will really enable you to have the greatest protection and that is critical as we anticipate that COVID case numbers will increase in coming weeks, months.”
However she warned people who are living with underlying health conditions to check with their doctor to determine whether they need a third dose.
Four people in NSW died with coronavirus including four men – two in their 50s, one in his 60s and one in their 70s.
Three had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and one was fully vaccinated.’https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/coronavirus/watch-live-nsw-premier-makes-new-covid19-roadmap-announcement/news-story/b3bccfa6494bd96529bd32cd27c55aa6?utm_source=SkyNews&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Editorial&utm_content=SN_DAILY_PM_01&net_sub_id=282058248&type=curated&position=1&overallPos=1