Keep up to date with the latest information as NSW takes its first steps on the road to reopening, a Mid-North Coast business leader says.
Business NSW regional manager Kellon Beard advised businesses to contact their local chamber or the relevant authority if in any doubt about the rules under the state's roadmap for easing COVID restrictions.
"There are plenty of people out there that can help, so just ask," he said.
"Just make sure you are keeping up to date with the current requirements."
The state government announced amendments to the roadmap on Thursday [October 7] just days before the state starts to reopen thanks to reaching the 70 per cent double-dose vaccination target.
All roadmap freedoms at 70 per cent and 80 per cent will continue to be for the fully vaccinated.
Mr Beard welcomed the changes to the roadmap.
"The more freedoms we can get the better it will be for everyone as long as we stay safe and follow the rules," he said.
Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce president Michael Mowle encouraged businesses to go to the chamber website in the first instance if they were uncertain about the rules.
He said the changes to the roadmap were a reflection of the optimism coming through from the state government.
"There are elements of potential confusion but it's a reflection of confidence and a reflection of the fact we have achieved milestones a little early," Mr Mowle said.
The roadmap gives more freedoms to fully vaccinated adults from Monday [October 11].
The changes to the 70 per cent roadmap from Monday will allow up to 10 visitors to a home (not counting children 12 and under), lift the cap on outdoor gatherings to 30 people and increase the cap for weddings and funerals to 100 people.
Indoor pools will reopen for swimming lessons, squad training, lap swimming and rehabilitation activities.
Further restrictions will be relaxed on the Monday after the state clears the 80 per cent double vaccination hurdle.
People will be able to have up to 20 visitors to a home (excluding children 12 and under) and up to 50 people will be allowed to gather outdoors.
Nightclubs will reopen for seated drinking only but dancing is still not allowed. Masks will no longer be required in office buildings.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the common-sense changes would help life return to normal as soon as possible.
"Vaccinations are the key to life returning to normal and the changes today will help family and friends reconnect, get kids back to school and get businesses back up and running sooner," Mr Perrottet said.
Deputy Premier Paul Toole said workers in regional areas who have received one vaccination dose will be permitted to return to their workplace from Monday [October 11] and will be given a grace period until November 1 to receive their second dose.
"This move ensures we get businesses in the regions reopen and local economies buzzing again," he said.
"It's about ensuring we make this a roadmap that works for everyone."
The fully vaccinated will enjoy more freedoms under the roadmap but people unvaccinated against COVID-19 will face restrictions until the state fully opens on December 1.
All children across the state will return to school by October 25 with COVID-safe measures in place.
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