Even though NSW is reopening, you’ll still need to follow some safety precautions, including:
COVID-Safe check-ins and proof of vaccination required for staff and customers. Staff in regional local government areas only need to prove one vaccine dose and a booking for a second dose to return to work.
Capacity limit of 1 person per 4 square metres for all indoor public areas
Masks are required for staff and customers who are 12 years and over, in all indoor public venues, as well as for hospitality staff outdoors. Masks are still mandatory on public transport.
What if I’m not fully vaccinated at the 70% target?
Unvaccinated people, or those who have only received one vaccine dose will not be able to do everything a fully vaccinated person can do, you will not be able to:
visit friends or family in their homes
access non-critical retail
attend weddings with more than 5 guests
go back to some workplaces
go out to pubs, or visit other premises which are open only to vaccinated customers.
If you are unable to be vaccinated because of a medical contraindication (which means a person should not receive a certain medicine because it may be harmful to them), you will need to get a medical exemption form signed by your doctor and carry it with you.
Three COVID-19 vaccines available across NSW
For everyone in NSW 12 years and older, these vaccines are now available:
Moderna (Spikevax) – for 12 years+ from pharmacies
Pfizer (Comirnaty) – for 12 years+ from pharmacies, GPs, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and NSW Health vaccination clinics
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) – for 18 years+ from pharmacies, GPs, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and NSW Health vaccination clinics.
If you have any questions about which vaccine you should receive, speak to your GP.