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NSW Planning To Open Restaurants, Pubs And Gyms To People Who Are Double Vaccinated

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NSW Planning To Open Restaurants, Pubs And Gyms To People Who Are Double Vaccinated

New South Wales is planning to open up restaurants, pubs and gyms to people who are double vaccinated.

Dubbed the 'Freedom Plan', authorities are cooking up a roadmap to help let people get back to normal living, according to The Australian.

The newspaper claims when the state hits 70 per cent of the population being vaccinated then they can start to open up.

Government ministers are reportedly organising the plan for Premier Gladys Berejiklian to sign off next week.

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It would allow people who have received both doses of the vaccine to sink beers at the pub, eat at a restaurant and pump iron in the gym.

There could also be changes to the singles bubble as well, however the finer details are yet to be worked out.

Sadly, the rumoured Freedom Plan won't apply to the 12 local government areas of concern just yet.

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Ms Berejiklian admitted yesterday (August 19) while announcing 681 new cases of Covid-19 that the Delta strain is here to stay.

She said: "I appreciate what we are going through looks difficult but every state in Australia will need to come to terms with the fact that when you get to a certain level of vaccination and open up, Delta will creep in

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"We can't pretend that we will have zero cases around Australia with Delta.

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"As the Doherty (Institute) report says, once you get to 80 per cent double dose and you have to open up, everyone will have to learn to live with Delta."

She hinted that freedoms can start being applied within weeks.

"NSW is up to 5.5 million jabs. When we get to 6 million jabs, those that are vaccinated will have the opportunity to do something that they can't do now," she said.

The move would mirror what happened in the UK and US where governments allowed residents to effectively resume normal life.

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The have been tens of thousands of daily cases in both regions, however the number of hospitalisations for vaccinated people remains incredibly low.

Police Minister David Elliott told Channel 7's Sunrise that it makes sense to open NSW up if enough people are double vaxxed.

"It makes perfect sense, it's exactly what the British government has done," he said. "This is something that a lot of people have been working very hard towards."

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"We've got to make sure that we continue urging people to get the vaccine - and I can tell you that as member for a Western Sydney electorate, the best way to motivate my constituents to get the vaccine is to tell them they'll be able to go to the pub soon."

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Topics: Australia

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