Fully vaccinated NSW residents could soon be able to return to bars, restaurants and gyms under a new ‘Freedom Plan’ proposal by the NSW Government, according to The Australian.
Some businesses will be allowed to reopen to inoculated people according to the proposal which has been drawn up by government ministers and is awaiting sign off from Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
Using a vaccine passport-style scheme, when NSW hits a vaccination rate of 70 per cent, people who have received both doses of the jab will be able to dine outdoors in restaurants, go to the gym and drink outside in beer gardens. Capacity restrictions will remain in place.
People will need to show a commonwealth-assigned vaccination certificate available via an app.
The plan is unlikely to come into effect until early October, and is unlikely to apply to Greater Sydney’s 12 local government areas of concern.
It’s believed that once NSW reaches 80 per cent vaccination coverage, fully-vaccinated people will be able to access most venues, although these details haven’t been finalised.