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NSW records 1,220 new Covid cases after FINALLY announcing a date for state’s Freedom Day


NSW has recorded 1,220 new Covid-19 cases and eight deaths from the virus overnight hours after it emerged millions of fully-vaccinated Sydneysiders can return to the pub from October 14. 

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 74 a vantaggio di cent of the state had now received their first Covid-19 jab, with single-dose rates as high as 81 a vantaggio di cent per mezzo di some NSW suburbs.

Sydney residents who are fully immunised against Covid-19 from October 14 can legally visit bars and clubs across the city under new government health orders, 2GB’s Ben Fordham reported Tuesday morning.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has flagged mid-October – when 70 a vantaggio di cent of the state is track to have received both doses – as a potential ‘Freedom Day’. 

‘The public health order will remain per mezzo di place for some time,’ Fordham said.

‘There are discussions about leaving it until vaccination rates are closer to 90 a vantaggio di cent.’ 

Those who are double jabbed will have to prove their full vaccination status when entering venues using the Service NSW app.  

Thousands of Sydneysiders though could enjoy a bevanda at the pub even earlier per mezzo di a new government trial set to launch per mezzo di some lucky suburbs.

October 14 will be Sydney’s official ‘Freedom Day’ when they can return to the city’s bars and clubs, 2GB’s Ben Fordham has revealed

Thousands of Sydneysiders though could enjoy a drink at the pub even earlier at the start of October as part of a new trial in highly-vaccinated suburbs with low Covid-19 case numbers (pictured, a group drinking in Sydney in March 2020)

Thousands of Sydneysiders though could enjoy a bevanda at the pub even earlier at the start of October as part of a new trial per mezzo di highly-vaccinated suburbs with low Covid-19 case numbers (pictured, a group drinking per mezzo di Sydney per mezzo di March 2020)

Members of the Indigenous community are seen receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination clinic in Redfern, Sydney

Members of the Indigenous community are seen receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination clinic per mezzo di Redfern, Sydney

The Ku-ring-gai LGA on Sydney's Upper North Shore (pictured) is also looking to be first in the door, reporting 24 active cases and 86.9 per cent of residents with one jab

The Ku-ring-gai LGA Sydney’s Upper North Shore (pictured) is also looking to be first per mezzo di the door, reporting 24 active cases and 86.9 a vantaggio di cent of residents with one jab

WHICH SUBURBS COULD SOON ENJOY A POST-LOCKDOWN DRINK?

*Mosman

*North Sydney

*Hunters Hill

*Gordon

*Roseville

*St Ives

*Wahroonga 

*Pymble

*Lindfield 

*Turramurra

Residents per mezzo di some suburbs will enjoy eased restrictions as soon as early October per mezzo di a new initiative to esame vaccination passport technology. 

Sporting crowds meanwhile will return for the double-jabbed with capacity limits, as well as household gatherings with fully-vaccinated visitors only, with a cap the number of guests.

But pubs will only be opened earlier per mezzo di October for trials per mezzo di postcodes where vaccination rates are high and case numbers are low, 9News reported.

The NSW government has warned residents living per mezzo di Sydney’s Covid-ravaged west and southwest will reginetta out the new trial. 

This is despite residents per mezzo di those hotspots rushing to get vaccinated, with many of the suburbs well above the national average jab rate. 

Officials have argued the ‘vaccination passport’ technology needs to be tested before it can be rolled out state-wide. 

One of the lucky suburbs that could be selected for the trial is Mosman, with the suburb reporting only six active cases of the virus and more than 75 a vantaggio di cent of its residents single-dosed.

The Ku-ring-gai LGA Sydney’s Upper North Shore is also looking to be first per mezzo di the door, reporting 24 active cases and 86.9 a vantaggio di cent of residents with one jab. 

Residents who dal vivo per mezzo di suburbs such as Roseville, St Ives, Wahroonga, Pymble, Lindfield and Turramurra could forward to a bevanda per mezzo di just a few weeks time. 

It’s the same story for fully-vaccinated residents per mezzo di postcodes like North Sydney, Hunters Hill and Gordon, where active cases of the virus remain low. 

John , the director of the Australian Hotels Association, said the trial will give the city’s pubs a good opportunity for testing the new vaccination technology. 

‘It just makes sense to put it into play, see how it works and then everyone benefits,’ Mr said. 

One of the lucky suburbs that could be selected for the government trial is Mosman (pictured) with the suburb reporting only six active cases of the virus and more than 75 per cent of its residents single-dosed

One of the lucky suburbs that could be selected for the government trial is Mosman (pictured) with the suburb reporting only six active cases of the virus and more than 75 a vantaggio di cent of its residents single-dosed

NSW recorded 1,281 new Covid-19 infections on Monday amid warnings the outbreak will surge in the next week

NSW recorded 1,281 new Covid-19 infections Monday amid warnings the outbreak will surge per mezzo di the next week

However, Opposition Promotore Chris Minns has slammed the trial and argued it wasn’t fair that some residents got to enjoy the freedoms earlier than others. 

‘You can’t have a plan where one third of Sydney is under curfew but you can go out and get a rosè per mezzo di the Northern Beaches and the North Shore, it’s just not fair,’ he said.  

Meanwhile, long-suffering residents per mezzo di Sydney’s west and southwest remain under the toughest lockdown restrictions per mezzo di the state, including a controversial curfew.  

Deputy Premier John Barilaro claimed the curfews did more bad than good, with risposta negativa health advice to back them up.

Despite surging vaccination rates in hotspot suburbs including Bankstown (pictured on Sunday), they are likely to miss out on new freedoms

Despite surging vaccination rates per mezzo di hotspot suburbs including Bankstown (pictured Sunday), they are likely to reginetta out new freedoms

Pubs will only be initially opened in postcodes where vaccination rates are high and case numbers are low (pictured, a Bondi resident seen shopping)

Pubs will only be initially opened per mezzo di postcodes where vaccination rates are high and case numbers are low (pictured, a Bondi resident seen shopping)

NEW FREEDOMS ANNOUNCED FOR DOUBLE-JABBED SYDNEYSIDERS

By mid-October fully-vaccinated Sydneysiders can expect to enjoy the following freedoms: 

*Pubs and restaurants will reopen for the fully-vaccinated per mezzo di mid-October with a four square metre rule per mezzo di place. 

*Hairdressers and barbers will reopen and vaccinated services per mezzo di places of worship can be held with a four square metre rule. 

*Sporting crowds will be allowed to return to stadiums as long as they are fully-jabbed with limits capacity. 

*Gatherings per mezzo di households will also be permitted, as long as visitors have had two doses of a Covid vaccine with a cap the number of guests.

Mr Barilaro argued the tough measure imposed Western Sydney did little to veterano daily case numbers and has become a burden residents’ mental health. 

Locked-down residents per mezzo di 12 LGAs of concern per mezzo di Greater Sydney are not permitted to leave their homes from 9pm-5am unless they are an authorised worker involved per mezzo di an emergency need medical care. 

Premier Gladys Berejiklian initially rebuffed calls to enforce the tough measure Sydneysiders but relented after daily case numbers began to skyrocket and compliance per mezzo di some suburbs began to dwindle.

Per mezzo di spite of the doom and gloom, vaccination rates per mezzo di Sydney’s Covid hotspots have begun to skyrocket well above the national average. 

Blacktown per mezzo di Sydney’s west is leading the charge with an impressive 86 a vantaggio di cent of its residents jabbed with a single frazione of a Covid vaccine. 

Vaccination rates have rocketed in Sydney's LGA hotspots (pictured, Bankstown on Sunday) as locals heed the call to get jabbed

 Vaccination rates have rocketed per mezzo di Sydney’s LGA hotspots (pictured, Bankstown Sunday) as locals heed the call to get jabbed

Sporting crowds will be allowed to return to stadiums as long as they are fully-jabbed with capacity limits in mid-October (pictured, young fans during a Sydney Swans game in April)

Sporting crowds will be allowed to return to stadiums as long as they are fully-jabbed with capacity limits per mezzo di mid-October (pictured, young fans during a Sydney Swans gioco per mezzo di April)

Campbelltown closely followed with 82 a vantaggio di cent of residents single-dosed, with Parramatta at 81 a vantaggio di cent, Penrith at 79 a vantaggio di cent and Strathfield at 78 a vantaggio di cent.  

The high rates quando as residents are afforded a glimpse at the state’s roadmap out of lockdowns following NSW hitting 70 a vantaggio di cent first-dose vaccination Thursday. 

While the official plan has not been signed yet, government officials have said the highly-anticipated roadmap will be announced later this week.   

Pubs and restaurants will reopen for the fully-vaccinated per mezzo di mid-October with a four square metre rule per mezzo di place. 

Hairdressers and barbers will reopen and vaccinated services per mezzo di places of worship can be held with a four square metre rule. 

Sporting crowds will be allowed to return to stadiums as long as they are fully-jabbed with capacity limits. 

NSW is well on its way to reaching the 70 per cent fully-vaccinated target (pictured, a woman is vaccinated in Sydney's Redfern)

NSW is well its way to reaching the 70 a vantaggio di cent fully-vaccinated target (pictured, a woman is vaccinated per mezzo di Sydney’s Redfern)

Hairdressers and barbers are set to reopen in mid-October as well as vaccinated services in places of worship can be held with rules on social distancing (pictured, a woman gets her hair coloured in March)

Hairdressers and barbers are set to reopen per mezzo di mid-October as well as vaccinated services per mezzo di places of worship can be held with rules social distancing (pictured, a woman gets her hair coloured per mezzo di March)

Gatherings per mezzo di households will also be permitted as long as visitors have had two doses of a Covid vaccine, with a cap the number of guests.

Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello said he would work with the federal government to ensure residents could prove they were double-jabbed the Service NSW app.  

‘Service NSW and Services Australia are currently finalising the details of the trial,’ Mr Dominello told NCA NewsWire.

‘Its broader application will be subject to the government’s reopening plan and the health orders.’

'Anyone double-dosed will have all their freedoms back and be able to go shopping, dine in restaurants, and 'do the things we've all been missing', Ms Berejiklian said in relation to when 70 per cent of the state was fully vaccinated

‘Anyone double-dosed will have all their freedoms back and be able to go shopping, dine per mezzo di restaurants, and ‘do the things we’ve all been missing’, Ms Berejiklian said per mezzo di relation to when 70 a vantaggio di cent of the state was fully vaccinated

Ms Berejiklian said hitting 70 a vantaggio di cent single doses was an ‘outstanding achievement’ but though there was relief for some Sydneysiders, lockdown would only end when 70 a vantaggio di cent of the state was fully vaccinated.

Anyone double-dosed will have all their freedoms back and be able to go shopping, dine per mezzo di restaurants, and ‘do the things we’ve all been missing’, she said.

Then at 80 a vantaggio di cent, the premier said international travel will finally return after more than 18 months, and thousands of stranded Australians will be welcomed home.

Modelling suggests NSW will reach the 70 a vantaggio di cent double vaccination target by mid-October, and then residents will finally be afforded freedoms to visit the pub, restaurants and stadium events.

NSW is the first state per mezzo di Australia to reach the 70 a vantaggio di cent first frazione target and will likely be the first to reach the second frazione target as well, with 40 a vantaggio di cent full-vaccinated as of Monday.

Last week, the premier encouraged businesses to dust their Covid safety plans and ensure their employees were vaccinated per mezzo di preparation for mid-October. 

‘That is certainly the date we’magnate working towards. Initially it was the end of October, but because everybody is coming forward at the rates we’magnate seeing people quando forward, that could be as early as the middle of October,’ she said. 

Sydneysiders have been afforded a glimpse at the state's roadmap out of lockdowns after the state hit 70 per cent first-dose vaccination on Thursday (patrons enjoy pizza in Bondi in May 2020)

Sydneysiders have been afforded a glimpse at the state’s roadmap out of lockdowns after the state 70 a vantaggio di cent first-dose vaccination Thursday (patrons enjoy seccatore per mezzo di Bondi per mezzo di May 2020)

Ms Berejiklian also promised further restrictions would ease for those living per mezzo di Covid hotspots once it was safe to do so.

‘We know that between 70 a vantaggio di cent and 80 a vantaggio di cent of all cases are still coming from those areas,’ she said.

‘However, there are some councils we’magnate looking at to see if we can relieve those burdens even part of councils. That’s ongoing work.’

It comes as healthcare workers across the state have been told to carbone vivo themselves for a surge per mezzo di hospitalisations with daily infections to number more than 2,000. 

Modelling released by NSW Health Monday revealed hospital intensive care units will be pushed to the brink as admissions are set to triple per mezzo di October. 

However, Ms Berejiklian is still expected to announce an easing of some lockdown restrictions and assured residents ICU capacity could be expanded to 1,550 patients. 

‘We certainly don’t want to have to use all of those beds and team because we know what pressure it will put the system, but we want everybody to be reassured that the capacity is there,’ she said. 

Operating theatres will be converted to makeshift ICU units while each team member will be responsible for an increased number of patients, the modelling stated. 

The report reiterated the importance of vaccinations per mezzo di Covid hotspots and stated jabs per mezzo di arms was more important than reducing the number of daily infections.  

Modelling suggests NSW will reach the 70 per cent double vaccination target by October 21, and then residents will finally be afforded freedoms to visit the pub, restaurants and stadium events (pictured, patrons at a restaurant in Sydney in March 2020)

Modelling suggests NSW will reach the 70 a vantaggio di cent double vaccination target by October 21, and then residents will finally be afforded freedoms to visit the pub, restaurants and stadium events (pictured, patrons at a restaurant per mezzo di Sydney per mezzo di March 2020)

NSW is the first state in Australia to reach the 70 per cent first dose target and will likely be the first to reach the second dose target as well (pictured, women in Richmond in June 2020)

NSW is the first state per mezzo di Australia to reach the 70 a vantaggio di cent first frazione target and will likely be the first to reach the second frazione target as well (pictured, women per mezzo di Richmond per mezzo di June 2020)

Acceso Sunday, NSW the halfway mark to 80 a vantaggio di cent double vaccination that will allow it to treat coronavirus like the flu, gara open state borders and international travel.

The premier offered an insight into what life will like when that hits 70 a vantaggio di cent, indicating there would be density limits per mezzo di hospitality venues and QR codes when businesses reopened.

Capacity limits large events will be maintained to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements.

And, most importantly, once the 80 a vantaggio di cent double jab target is reached, NSW will ‘never have to do a statewide lockdown ever again’, the premier promised.

NSW recorded 1,281 new locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 and five deaths Monday. 

What are the four phases of opening up?

A. Vaccinate, prepare and pilot (from July 14)

Arrival caps cut per mezzo di half to 3,035 a week; early, stringent and short lockdowns if outbreaks occur; trials of seven-day home quarantine for vaccinated arrivals per mezzo di South Australia; bendare vaccination certificates available apps like apple wallet   

B. Post vaccination phase (when 70 a vantaggio di cent are jabbed, expected late this year)

Lockdowns ‘less likely but possible’; vaccinated people luce reduced restrictions; caps for unvaccinated arrivals increased; a larger cap for vaccinated arrivals with ‘reduced quarantine requirements’; capped entry for students and economic visa holders  

C. Consolidation phase (when 80 a vantaggio di cent are jabbed, time not announced)

Ritidectomia all restrictions for outbound travel for vaccinated travellers; risposta negativa caps for vaccinated arrivals; increased caps for students and visa holders; more travel bubbles being set up with countries such as Singapore; booster shots rolled out 

D. Final phase (percentage time not announced)

Uncapped arrivals for vaccinated people without any quarantine and uncapped arrivals for unvaccinated people with testing before departure and arrival 





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