Current Location： Local Lifes Local News John Barilaro says NSW government considering ‘a number of options’ for fully vaccinated citizens
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has shared more details about the “freedoms” that could soon be restored to fully vaccinated residents.
It comes after Premier Gladys Berejiklian promised she would ease “at least one” restriction as a reward after the state achieved six million jabs.
Speaking to Sunrise, Barilaro said the state’s crisis committee was considering “a number of options” after David ‘Kochie’ Koch asked him whether haircuts would be allowed.
“We’ve had some advice from the Chief Psychiatrist about what makes people feel better about themselves, what are those freedoms that you can give someone that allows them to feel confident, feel better and maybe give a little bit of hope that we’re getting to the end of it,” he said.
“There are a few options that we are looking at,” Barilaro added.
“We’ll make a decision about which ones are practical and which ones don’t risk further spread.”
Barilaro said the government is aware “people are struggling in isolation” and knows ”people want to connect again.”
The slight easing of restrictions for fully vaccinated citizens is expected to be announced by Gladys Berejijklian on Thursday or Friday.
The state reported 753 new local COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday, down on the three-day average of 824.
The deputy premier said the numbers are “good” as they appeared to have “stabilised and are going slightly backwards.”
“If we have another day of numbers like yesterday then that will give me confidence that maybe the restrictions are now working and we have peaked,” he said.
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