New freedoms announced for NSW double-vaccinated as case numbers surpass 1000.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a slight easing of restrictions as a reward for fully-vaccinated people.
From September 13, households can sit in the park for an hour as all adults present are fully vaccinated for those who live in the LGAs of concern.
For those who live outside the areas of concern, groups of five fully vaccinated people can gather outdoors within their 5km radius.
BREAKING NSW freedoms plan pic.twitter.com/lv1QkVC0Y5— Alex Hart (@alexhart7) August 26, 2021
A decision on vaccine incentives was long-promised to be doled out when the state reached six million COVID-19 vaccine doses, a milestone that was reached on Tuesday.
About 60 per cent of NSW residents aged 16 or older have had at least one shot, with 32 per cent fully vaccinated.
When the state reaches 70 per cent full vaccination, Ms Berejiklian says "a range of family, industry, community and economic restrictions" will be lifted for people who are vaccinated.
New South Wales has reported a record-high 1029 new local cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths to 8pm Wednesday night.
Western NSW is the area of most concern, with the regional lockdown to be extended until at least September 10.
Due to ongoing concerns about community transmission, stay-at-home orders in place for regional NSW will be extended by two weeks, until at least 11:59pm on 10 September, in line with existing orders for the Greater Sydney area.— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) August 26, 2021