BREAKING NEWS: No more QR codes in stores, mask mandates DELETED except public transport and vax certificates dumped: Radical new Covid rules announced for NSW
Check-in with QR codes is being scrapped for trips to the shops and masks are not required indoors except on public transport, under radical new changes to Covid rules.
NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet announced Thursday that the government will lift restrictions on masks, QR codes, density limits and proof of vaccination rules when the state has double-vaccinated 95 percent or by Dec. 15.
Check-in via QR codes is only required for high-risk locations such as hospitals, gyms, airports, and aged care facilities.
Masks are only required on public transport and airplanes, at airports and for catering staff who are not fully vaccinated.
More than 92 percent of the state’s 16-year-olds are now doubly vaccinated for the summer parties.
Changes to Covid-19 Restrictions at 95 Percent Vaccination
Masks are only required on public transport and airplanes, at airports and for indoor catering staff who are not fully vaccinated
No density limits (previously one person per 2 m²)
Covid safety plans are optional for businesses and supported by SafeWork NSW
QR check-ins are only required in high-risk locations, including hospitals, facilities for the elderly and disabled, gyms, places of worship, funerals or memorial services, personal services (e.g. hairdressers and beauty salons)
Hospitality establishments such as pubs, small bars, registered clubs and nightclubs and for indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people still need QR codes
For most activities, proof of vaccination will no longer be required under the GGD (companies can still request proof at their own discretion).
For indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people, a vaccination certificate remains mandatory.