It was the news everyone in NSW had been hoping for after the first stage of COVID-19 restrictions were eased across the State for the fully vaccinated earlier this week.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said this is just a “taste of the freedoms to come with the State on track to pass the 80 percent double vaccination mark within weeks, and if we keep on going, we’ll ensure lockdowns become a thing of the past.”
New Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the changes would be welcomed from “Bondi to Broken Hill!”
“So many people are keen to get back to the pub or enjoy a meal at their local cafe,” Mr Toole said.
“It won’t be long before we see the bush buzzing again and the main streets of regional towns packed with activity as businesses re-open and restrictions start to ease.”
Locally, the news was welcomed with business owners able to operate with more clarity. Forbes Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM was rapt that people were out and about in town again while Shire Councillors Graeme Miller and Steve Karaitiana were both on hand to inspect Templar Street works and observe the pick-up in CBD traffic, excited by the prospect of a strong economic recovery leading into Christmas.
“It is great to see people about again,” said Cr Graeme Miller.
To see the 70 percent Roadmap and lift-ing of restrictions, visit nsw.gov.au