From tomorrow, Monday 20 September, a number of restrictions in local government areas of concern, including Georges River, will ease following a positive increase in vaccination rates.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, strongly supported this announcement, following his continued advocacy for a review of restrictions within the Georges River LGA.
“I never stopped fighting for restrictions like these to ease, because I knew how important this was for local residents and their families,” Mr Coure said.
“This is a welcome change and a positive step forward, as the State edges closer to the 70% double dose vaccination target.”
From 12:01am, Monday 20 September, the following restrictions will ease for those who live in the Georges River LGA:
No limit on the duration of outdoor exercise and recreation (previously a two-hour limit).
Outdoor gatherings of up to five fully vaccinated people (not including children aged 12 and under) will be allowed in a person’s LGA or within 5km of home (previously only fully vaccinated household members could gather outdoors, or up to two fully vaccinated people from different households).
Shopping, exercise and outdoor recreation can be done 5km from home or within your LGA (previously only 5km from home).
Attend a small wedding (maximum 11 people) in Greater Sydney as a guest (previously only allowed in their LGA).
A person’s single’s bubble buddy can live in Greater Sydney (previously they must have resided within 5km of a person’s home). A person from the Georges River LGA can also now be a buddy for someone in Greater Sydney.
Nearly all restrictions in the LGAs of concern are now aligned with other lockdown areas, with the main differences being authorised worker conditions and travel permit requirements, which remain in place within the LGAs of concern.
From 12:01am, Monday 27 September, outdoor pools across NSW will be able to open, provided councils have a stringent COVID safety plan approved by NSW Health. Natural pools are already permitted to be open.
Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, thanked those in Sydney’s west and south west who have come forward and received their COVID-19 vaccine.