NSW freedoms under the reopening plan

Only fully vaccinated people and those with medical exemptions will have access to the freedoms under the reopening NSW road map.

The freedoms for vaccinated adults will come into effect on the Monday after NSW hits the 70 per cent double dose target and include:

— Gatherings in the home and public spaces

— Up to five visitors will be allowed in a home where all adults are vaccinated (not including children 12 and under).

— Up to 20 people can gather in outdoor settings.

Venues including hospitality, retail stores and gyms:

— Hospitality venues can reopen subject to one person per four square metres inside and one person per two square metres outside, with standing while drinking permitted outside.

— Retail stores can reopen under the one person per four square metres rule (unvaccinated people will continue to only be able to access critical retail).

— Personal services such as hairdressers and nail salons can open with one person per four square metres, capped at five clients per premises.

— Gyms and indoor recreation facilities can open under the one person per four-square-metre rule and can offer classes for up to 20 people.

— Sporting facilities including swimming pools can reopen.

Stadiums, theatres and major outdoor recreation facilities:

— Major recreation outdoor facilities including stadiums, racecourses, theme parks and zoos can reopen with one person per four square metres, capped at 5000 people.

— Up to 500 people can attend ticketed and seated outdoor events.

— Indoor entertainment and information facilities including cinemas, theatres, music halls, museums and galleries can reopen with one person per four square metres or 75 per cent fixed seated capacity.

Weddings, funerals and places of worship:

— Up to 50 guests can attend weddings, with dancing permitted and eating and drinking only while seated.

— Up to 50 guests can attend funerals, with eating and drinking while seated.

— Churches and places of worship to open subject to one person per four square metres rule, with no singing.


— Domestic travel, including trips to regional NSW, will be permitted.

— Caravan parks and camping grounds can open.

— Car-pooling will be permitted.


— Masks will remain mandatory for all indoor public venues, including public transport, front-of-house hospitality, retail and business premises, on planes and at airports.

— Only hospitality staff will be required to wear a mask when outdoors.

— Children aged under 12 will not need to wear a mask indoors.

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