BREAKING NEWS: No more QR codes at the shops, mask mandates SCRAPPED except for public transport and vax certificates ditched: Radical new Covid rules announced for NSW
Checking in with QR codes will be scrapped for trips to the shops and masks won’t be compulsory indoors except for on public transport, under radical new changes to Covid rules.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced on Thursday that the government will lift restrictions on masks, QR codes, density limits and proof of vaccination rules when the state hits 95 per cent double vaccinated or on December 15.
QR code check-ins will only be required for high risk venues such as hospitals, gyms, airport and aged care facilities.
Masks will only be required on public transport and planes, at airports, and for indoor hospitality staff who aren’t fully vaccinated and limited hospitality venues.
More than 92 per cent of the state’s residents aged of 16 are now double-vaccinated ahead of the summer festive season.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced on Thursday that the government will lift restrictions on masks, QR codes, density limits and proof of vaccination rules
Changes to Covid-19 restrictions at 95 per cent vaccination
Masks will only be required on public transport and planes, at airports, and for indoors front-of-house hospitality staff who are not fully vaccinated
No density limits (previously one person per 2sqm)
Covid safety plans will be optional for businesses and will be supported by SafeWork NSW
QR check-ins will only be required at high-risk venues including hospitals, aged and disability care facilities, gyms, places of worship, funerals or memorial services, personal services (e.g. hairdressers and beauty salons)
Hospitality settings like pubs, small bars, registered clubs and nightclubs and for indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people will still require QR codes
Proof of vaccination will no longer be required by Public Health Order for most activities (businesses can still require proof at their own discretion).
Proof of vaccination will still be required for indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people.