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New COVID cases for Cabonne, Blayney as NSW hits 80 per cent first dose

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has said that travel within NSW and community sport will resume once 80 per cent of the state (aged 16 and over) have been fully vaccinated.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has said that travel within NSW and community sport will resume once 80 per cent of the state (aged 16 and over) have been fully vaccinated.

One new COVID case has been recorded for Cabonne and two have been confirmed for Blayney as NSW hit 60 per cent double doses, and surpassed 80 per cent first doses.

Across the Western NSW Local Health District (WNLHD), there are 24 new COVID cases in total: 16 in Dubbo (11 in Wellington), four in Cowra, and one in Narromine - plus the cases for Cabonne and Blayney.

On Monday, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that travel within NSW and community sport will resume once 80 per cent of the state (aged 16 and over) have been fully vaccinated. This was expected to happen in mid-October. The state is expected to hit 70 per cent double dosed on October 11.

Up to 8pm, last night, there were 787 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, while 12 people had died with the virus - who were mostly from Sydney.

After NSW hits the 80 per cent (aged 16 and over) double dose vaccination target, eased restrictions will allow those who are fully vaccinated to have up to 10 people visit their home, participate in community sport, and access hospitality venues (where drinking while standing up will be allowed indoors).

All premises will operate at one person per 4sqm indoors, and one person per 2sqm outdoors.

Ms Berejiklian said the 80 per cent roadmap will also remove the limit of fully vaccinated guests for weddings and funerals, and remove customer caps for personal services such as hairdressers.

"I know people are counting down the minutes until we reach 70 per cent double dose and the freedoms that will provide, and today we are providing further certainty by announcing the 80 per cent roadmap and future settings," Ms Berejiklian said.

"Vaccination remains our ticket to freedom so we need to work even harder to get jabs in arms, to help stop the spread, minimise outbreaks and ensure people are protected when we open up."

Given updated health advice, adjustments have been made to the 70 per cent roadmap. Regional travel will now not be allowed until 80 per cent (fully vaccinated only), and a booking cap has been introduced for hospitality venues of 20 people per booking.

From December 1, further changes will be introduced including all venues moving to the 2sqm rule, masks will not be required indoors at offices, indoor pools and nightclubs can reopen, and unvaccinated people will have greater freedoms.

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This story Cabonne and Blayney both record new COVID cases as NSW roadmap revealed first appeared on Central Western Daily.