Calls for clarity on business and vaccine status after New South Wales reopening roadmap announced
NSW’s 70% COVID-19 vaccination target met and more freedoms just days away, clarity on rules for businesses amid reopening is sorely lacking, opposition said.
New Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet confirmed in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that the state has reached the milestone that will trigger the easing of some restrictions on Monday.
“This is great news and a big step towards a full reopening and a decent summer,” he said.
From Monday, shops and hairdressers will reopen to fully vaccinated people and the five-kilometer home travel limit will be dropped.
Five visitors will be allowed in the homes while 50 guests will be allowed at outdoor weddings and funerals.
But NSW Labor says it’s answering questions from companies who are still confused about their responsibilities.
Chief Chris Minns called on the government to urgently provide more clarity to business.
âWhat is the protocol and procedure for business? He told reporters on Wednesday,
âWhat rules will be in place to ensure they have the tools they need to make sure their workplace is safe, their employees are protected and their customers can enter their store? “
Murray MP Helen Dalton says she also answered calls from confused voters.
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MP said many workers in the NSW area are unsure if they can get to work when the state reopens on Monday following mixed vaccination messages from the government.
Gladys Berejiklian, as premier, said all NSW regional staff should be fully vaccinated to return to work on October 11, Dalton said.
But she said she was inundated with confused callers after the government said on Sunday that workers should only be given one dose of the vaccine.
âI’m in the same boat as everyone else. The NSW government can’t even tell me which of my own poll workers are allowed to work, âshe said.
Perrottet said on Wednesday he would discuss the issue in the crisis cabinet that evening.
Also on the agenda for the crisis cabinet meeting were potential changes to the state’s roadmap outside of the lockdown.
But Perrottet remained coy about what changes might be on the table.
“I have worked closely with the former Deputy Prime Minister and the former Prime Minister to develop the roadmap … but I think there is an opportunity for some changes,” he said. .
âI had very good discussions with the health team this morning. We went through a series of problems. “
The state reported 594 new locally acquired cases and 10 more deaths within 24 hours to 8 p.m. Tuesday.