Advert

NSW Premier Warns Unvaccinated People Won't Have The Same Freedoms

Published 

NSW Premier Warns Unvaccinated People Won't Have The Same Freedoms

The NSW Premier has warned residents who aren't considering getting vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Gladys Berejiklian said the state will be able to reopen once 70 per cent of the population over the age of 16 gets both jabs.

We'll be able to go to the pub, hit the gym, dine at restaurants, attend large sporting and music events and essentially do all the things we were able to do before the most recent lockdown (with some capacity restrictions).

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Advert

Everyone is hoping that date will come around mid-October, and while we are racing towards that all important 70 per cent mark, there are some who are hesitating to get the jab.

These on-the-fencers as well as the staunch anti-vaxxers have been warned they might not be able to join their vaccinated pals at the local for a few beers.

Ms Berejiklian said: "At 70 per cent, if you're not vaccinated, it will be a health order and the law that if you're not vaccinated, you can't attend venues on the road map. You can't go into a hospitality venue. You can't go to ticketed events unless you are vaccinated."

She said state government officials are in contact with the hospitality industry to see what rules and regulations can be imposed.

Advert

There have been some businesses who have already declared they will open their doors to all customers, however that promise might have to be scrapped under the Premier's vision.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I know that business and community were looking together and all of us want to see this process as easy as possible there is a compliance regime we are going through now to ensure we haven't left any issues unresolved well ahead of us opening up," she said.

"When I say well ahead, weeks ahead, we can provide that uncertainty, what the penalties are for individuals purposely defying orders or a business doesn't take enough responsibility

Advert

"But again, we appreciate that many small businesses have been hanging on by a thread.

"It's got to be a good balance between ensuring everybody is doing the right thing but also making sure that people don't cut corners because it only takes a handful of businesses or individuals to do the wrong thing and it puts our plans in jeopardy."

The exact rules will be outlined closer to the reopening date when the state government has finalised their plans.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Entertainment

Viewers Heartbroken By Michael Schumacher's Son In Netflix Documentary

21 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Model Slams Photographer For Telling Her Not To Eat For Two Weeks Before Shoot

3 days ago