‘NSW COVID-19 update â€“ Friday 7 January 2022
In the 24-hour reporting period to 8pm last night:
– 95.1% of people aged 16+ have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
– 93.6% of people aged 16+ have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/1numkPfLYu— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) January 6, 2022
Boosters included in mandatory vaccination for frontline workers
Frontline workers including teachers, nurses, and health and disability workers are already subject to mandatory vaccinations because they work in high-risk settings, however, under the latest restrictions, these mandatory vaccinations will now include booster shots.
“Where New South Wales Health has previously required mandatory vaccination for certain front-line staff we will move to boosters being included as part of that fully vaccinated determination,” Mr Perrottet said.
Singing and dancing in hospitality venues banned
In further changes, singing and dancing in hospitality venues will be banned – but this does not include “weddings or performers or classes that people may be conducting”.
Major events will be allowed to proceed under the new rules, but if a event venue is deemed to be “high-risk” NSW Health and the Department of Premier and Cabinet will work alongside event organisers to develop a COVID-safe plan.
The Premier also doubled down on his pleas that people “minimise mingling” and requested that, where possible, people “sit down while drinking”.
“As well today, we are saying as we have in the past, we’ll continue to encourage people to minimise mingling where possible.
“If you’re in a hospitality venue, if you can sit down while drinking, please do so.
“Minimising mingling during this period of time obviously provides greater assistance across the board.
“And with household visitations, please where you can, minimise those household visitations and when you’re having events inside, if you can have those events outdoors, we highly recommend it.”‘https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/coronavirus/watch-live-nsw-premier-holds-press-conference-as-nsw-prepares-to-reintroduce-safety-measures-amid-a-record-38625-new-covid19-cases/news-story/45f9d112ca1876fc576421482104c39a?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
WILL THIS EVER BE OVER?