Businesses need to adhere to 4 square metre rule until December

Businesses can take as a certainty that between October 11 and December 1, the four square metre rule will apply, Berejiklian says.

Further information will be provided shortly on what should happen if a patron tests positive, for example, and about compliance initiatives, she adds.

“The onus will be on the individual to demonstrate they are vaccinated, that the penalties we had in place still stand and most businesses had outstanding COVID safety plans which they stuck to but I also say to individuals, please know that the onus is on you to also maintain good social distancing,” Berejiklian says.

The Doherty report emphasised the need to track, trace, isolate and quarantine post reopening and Berejiklian says work is ongoing on that front.

“The two outstanding things we have to convey to community is what is tracking, trace, isolation and quarantine look like once we hit those vaccination milestones and also confirmation on the compliance regime to support business.

“Again my strongest message to business is that you won’t have to do much more than what you did pre-delta but we just ask that everybody respect the rules and individuals also have a responsibility to step up and do the right thing.”

Under pressure after her Treasurer sympathised with unvaccinated people last week, Berejiklian says today is a very disappointing day for those who refuse to get jabbed.

“They probably would have thought 80 per cent plus a couple of weeks. They will have to wait 80 per cent plus a month and some.

“It is a disappointing day for those who are unvaccinated. It is not too late. You have the option, go today, make your booking and get vaccinated not only to protect yourself and your loved ones but also the community.”

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