Plans to allow fully vaccinated people to travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW for non-essential reasons will be postponed until NSW reaches 80 per cent double dose.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said waiting until 80 per cent of the state is fully vaccinated will further reduce the risk of the virus spreading between multiple communities and provide locals with greater protection.
“We’ve seen how quickly the Delta strain can spread, and this sensible change will ensure more people can book and receive their COVID-19 vaccination and increase the number of locals who are fully vaccinated when we do open,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“In the wake of drought, bushfire, storms, floods and COVID-19, our local businesses need the economic boost that tourism will deliver to our region and the best thing everyone can do to help this happen is get vaccinated.
Mrs Tuckerman said the Goulburn electorate residents can book a vaccination by using the online COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW said allowing non-essential travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW at 80 per cent double dose was based on health advice.
“I know Sydneysiders are chomping at the bit to visit regional NSW to see relatives or enjoy a holiday, and we can’t wait to welcome them, but waiting a little longer will ensure that when we do finally meet again, we will meet safely,” Mr Barilaro said.
To find out when and where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine in regional NSW, go to: www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-vaccine-clinic-finder.
For further information about COVID-19, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/COVID-19.