NSW reopening from Monday 11 October
NSW has now reached its 70% double dose vaccination target. The NSW Government will be easing a number of restrictions as part of the Reopening NSW roadmap, which will allow fully vaccinated adults to enjoy more freedoms from next Monday October 11.

The 70 per cent roadmap will allow:

  • Up to 10 visitors (not counting children 12 and under) to a home
  • Lift the cap on outdoor gatherings to 30 people
  • Increase the cap for weddings and funerals to 100 people
  • Indoor pools will also be re-opened for swimming lessons, squad training, lap swimming, and rehab activities.

Return to school
All school students will also now return to on site learning with a range of COVID-safe measures in place by October 25, with the second and third stages of the return to school plan now combined. Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 12 students will still return to face-to-face learning on October 18, with all other years now returning one week later on October 25.

For translated materials about the easing of restrictions from 11 October, see here.

Proof of vaccination
As we reopen NSW, persons aged 16 and over will only be permitted to enter certain venues or settings if they are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption. There are several options to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, for more information see here and nsw.gov.au.

Contact tracing and isolation rules
As NSW commences reopening, COVID-19 will continue to circulate in our community. That’s why it is important to understand the updated advice for testing, isolation and contact tracing. For more information about testing, what to do if you test positive or a close contact of a positive case, see here.

Guidance for businesses
There are key considerations a business will have around vaccination of its staff and customers including how to keep its business and employees COVID safe, see here for guidance to assist businesses.

It is important that businesses are prepared to welcome back customers in a COVID safe way and that new vaccination compliance obligations are understood. See here for guidance to assist businesses.

It is also important that business owners and managers know the updated advice for testing, isolation and contact tracing. For more information about what to do if a staff tests positive, if a person with COVID-19 visits your business and how to reduce interruptions to your business, see here.

QR Codes
Translated COVID-19 resources and information is available in community languages at health.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

For more information and to scan a QR code with your smart phone for information in your language, see here.

Other resources
For NSW Health vaccination and other helpful resources see:
Video: How vaccines work
Video: History of vaccines
Underlying health conditions
Over 3000 vaccination clinics
When COVID-19 infects your body

For more information
Updated information about COVID-19 in NSW, and translated resources and materials are available at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

If you think you have COVID-19 or you have a question related to your health, you can speak to a registered nurse by calling 1800 020 080 or go to www.healthdirect.gov.au

Call 13 77 88, available 24/7 for all questions that are not related to your health. To speak to an interpreter in your language call 13 14 50.