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‘Freedom Friday’: here’s what’s changed

No more facemasks outside from tomorrow.

COVID restrictions have eased in Canberra since Friday, October 29. Here’s a list of all the changes.

  • Facemasks are required indoors only.
  • 10 visitors are allowed to visit a household.
  • 30 people can gather outdoors.
  • Hairdressers, beauty and personal services can operate without density limits, up to 25 people.

Facilities that can operate at one per four sqm indoors, and outdoors one per two sqm or up to 300 people include:

  • Hospitality and licensed venues
  • Gaming and gambling venues
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Places of worship
  • Weddings and funerals
  • Gyms, fitness and sport, play and amusement centres
  • Community centres
  • Facilities and youth centres
  • Real estate and auctions.

Facilities that can operate at one per four sqm indoors, and outdoors one per two sqm or up to 500 people include:

  • Organised sport and swimming pools – change rooms open
  • Organised events can have up to 500 people without exemption, must be ticketed.

Cinemas, galleries, museums, cultural institutions, historic sites, outdoor attractions, events and performance venues will also be able to re-open with some restrictions. Among those opening this week are the National Gallery and the National Zoo and Aquarium (October 29).

Up to 20 people or one per four sqm restrictions apply to dance classes, choirs and bands.

From Monday, November 1:

  • Travel to all of NSW will open and will be managed by restrictions in high-risk LGAs only.
  • Students from all year levels will return to on campus learning and all students can attend out of school hours care programs.

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One Response to ‘Freedom Friday’: here’s what’s changed

Des says: October 28, 2021 at 3:48 pm

Students from all year levels will return to on campus learning and all students can attend out of school hours care programs.

Double dumb. Throw the unvaccinated under the bus.

and regardless of your view on that, still double dumb as the schools just immediately close after first case detected. Far more disruptive to open-close-open-close, than just to keep them closed with processes in place until kids are vaccinated.

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