Freedom day could come a week early for NSW residents

16/09/2021 4:56:00 AM

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has hinted the state could be released from lockdown earlier than expected as vaccination rates continue to climb.

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has hinted the state could be released from lockdown earlier than expected as vaccination rates continue to climb.

Residents in New South Wales could be released from lockdown earlier than expected if the state reaches 70 per cent double dose vaccination earlier than initially expected.

While the premier has maintained her stance that the lockdown will be ended only on the Monday after the state reached the 70 per cent double dose mark she recently admitted that could be earlier than October 18.NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has hinted that an early exit from lockdown could be on the cards for NSW residents. Picture: Brendon Thorne - Pool/Getty Images

“We’re feeling more and more confident that the dates we’ve previously assumed we might hit that double dose figure could actually be earlier,” Ms Berejiklian told reporters on Wednesday.If “freedom day” was to be brought forward it would mean the 70 per cent target would have to be reached before October 11 since the premier made it clear lockdown would end on the Monday after the target was reached.

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She is of very specific beaty. Any thoughts...? Lies - you will always be in lockdown trigger mode as sure as the rain falls Please come and lead Victoria So unvaccinated people can go out and enjoy their lives in unlocked LGAs for the next month, but as soon as Glad Bags says so, they won't be allowed out. Makes precisely zero sense.

More than 100 on ventilators now and 24 passed away in the last 2 days...how many fully vaxed? 40%? Good grief. It’s only freedom day if all restrictions are gone The more they jab, the more they will spread Covid, due to Antigenic Escape of the Delta Variant Letitrip is about to begin. This is what happens when business leaders are more important than citizens

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According to the state’s vaccination rates at the time the roadmap out of lockdown was released, “freedom day” was expected to be Monday October 18.2 min read September 14, 2021 - 12:45PM Hairdressers are calling on the NSW government to scrap their client limit, as per the state's roadmap out of lockdown, saying it is"extremely unfair" gyms can allow classes for up to 20 people while only five clients are allowed inside their premises.Read more The health advice does not require these visitors to be vaccinated.3 minutes ago New South Wales has recorded its lowest number of new local COVID-19 cases in almost a fortnight.

While the premier has maintained her stance that the lockdown will be ended only on the Monday after the state reached the 70 per cent double dose mark she recently admitted that could be earlier than October 18. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has hinted that an early exit from lockdown could be on the cards for NSW residents.  Personal services such as hairdressers and nail salons will be allowed to open to the fully vaccinated with one person per four square metres, capped at five clients. Picture: Brendon Thorne - Pool/Getty Images “We’re feeling more and more confident that the dates we’ve previously assumed we might hit that double dose figure could actually be earlier,” Ms Berejiklian told reporters on Wednesday. "I can't see many people being able to use this freedom. If “freedom day” was to be brought forward it would mean the 70 per cent target would have to be reached before October 11 since the premier made it clear lockdown would end on the Monday after the target was reached. Personal services such as hairdressers and nail salons can soon reopen, capped at five clients per premises. Residents have continued to come forward for vaccination with the state reaching 80 per cent first dose vaccination target on Wednesday.

  When the 70 per cent target is reached the lockdown will be ended allowing residents to visit family and friends in small groups, visit hospitality venues, sporting events, gyms and hairdressers. "Our Salon is over 400 square metres and we have 14 staff, we have the space and capability to service over 20 clients safely in a COVID safe manner," she wrote. She is advocating for a singles bubble for aged care residents, so they can have one family member who is fully vaccinated regularly visit them. The Premier reiterated freedoms will only be offered to those who are fully vaccinated with vaccination certificates required to enter venues. “At 70 per cent we’ve been clear and extremely black and white.  "This is extremely unfair when gyms are allowed 20 per class and we believe hair and beauty should be treated the same.. Mr Smith, 79, still visits his 81-year-old wife each night, provided the facility is not in lockdown, as he is recognised as an essential carer.." The petition, addressed to Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard, has received almost 15,000 signatures, with support from small business owners.

it will be a health order and the law that if you’re not vaccinated, you can’t attend venues on the road map,” Ms Berejiklian said. “If you’re not vaccinated, you can’t go to a restaurant, to a cafe. Ridiculous!" one person commented. "They're protecting [residents] from COVID, but there's a greater risk of them dying from loneliness and depression.” Vaccination certificates will be uploaded onto the ServiceNSW app and will be displayed when checking into venues using the QR codes. The NSW Government has now begun to plan a roadmap for what restrictions will remain at 80 per cent vaccination but the Premier confirmed there would definitely be more freedoms for those fully vaccinated. If a business has the space to accommodate more clients while being safe within a four square metre rule. "The good news is, if you're vaccinated at 80 per cent, there'll be definitely more things you can do than what you could do at 70 per cent," she told Sky News Australia's Peta Credlin.

  "There'll be greater opportunities for us to increase the numbers at events – personal and public events. The NSW Government on Thursday unveiled its roadmap out of lockdown once 70 per cent of its residents have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. But there'll also be a lot of other issues we'll need to consider in relation to unvaccinated people.” International travel is also expected to be available to those vaccinated with fully vaccinated people no longer required to undergo hotel quarantine upon return. Retail stores can reopen under the one person per 4sqm rule (unvaccinated people will continue to only be able to access critical retail ). .