Restrictions on gatherings and density limits in New South Wales will ease again next week, nearly a month earlier than originally planned, under changes to the state’s reopening road map announced on Tuesday.

From Monday 8 November there will be no limit on visitors to the home, outdoor gatherings will be able to go ahead with fewer than 1,000 people and indoor swimming pools will reopen for all purposes.

Businesses will be able to welcome fully vaccinated customers with a 1 person per 2 square metre density limit.

Capacity limits for all settings, except gyms, where classes will remain capped at 20, will be removed.

Dancefloors and nightclubs in the state will also be reopened.

Current mask rules will remain in place until the state reached the 95% vax rate or December 15 – whichever comes first.

The new freedoms were originally slated to change from December 1 but have been brought forward to next Monday following a ‘faster than expected’ rate of vaccination.


However, these new restrictions will still only be available to fully vaccinated residents and travellers to the state.

The easing of lockdown restrictions for the unvaccinated, originally due to ease from December 1, has now been pushed back to December 15 or when the state reaches a 95% double dose vaccination rate – whichever comes first.

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