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Restrictions eased further across NSW

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NSW has reached its target of 80 per cent full vaccination for people aged over 16, clearing the way for a further easing of restrictions.

"80% in NSW! Been a long wait but we've done it," tweeted Premier Dominic Perrottet on Saturday afternoon.

"Feels great to break this news. Huge thanks to all the nurses and vaccination hub staff at (NSW Health), the GPs, the pharmacists, and each and every person who rolled up their sleeve to get us here."

He added: "Summer in NSW is looking good."

The double dose landmark means that restrictions will ease further today (Monday October 18), just one week after fully vaccinated people in NSW exited lockdown.

  • Community sport is  allowed and indoor pools can reopen.
  • Up to  20 guests are allowed in a household, and outdoor gatherings of up to 50.
  • Masks are no longer mandatory in office buildings for the fully vaccinated.
  • Caps have been lifted on weddings, funerals, and hospital bookings.
  • Visitors are allowed in aged care and disability homes in line with company policies.
  • Bookings for hospitality venues are no longer be capped.
  • Caravan Parks and camping grounds can reopen.

Staff in Regional areas like the South Coast can work so long as they've had one jab and have until November 1 to get the second dose.

Travel between Greater Sydney and Regional NSW has been deferred until November 1, due to low vaccination rates in many of the state's regions.

Visit NSW Health to see the full list of eased restrictions.