Roadmap to freedom

The NSW Government has released a 'roadmap to freedom' which states stay-at-home orders and other freedoms for adults who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be lifted from the Monday after NSW passes the 70 percent double vaccination target. This comes into effect on Monday 11 October.

Read the latest roadmap to freedom here. Or here for translated information.

Stay at home until Monday 11 October

Everyone in Greater Sydney must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason.

The reasons to leave your home include:

  • Shopping for food or other essential goods and services (one person only, within LGA or 5km)
  • Medical care or compassionate needs (only one visitor can enter another residence to fulfil carers’ responsibilities or provide care or assistance, or for compassionate reasons)
  • Exercise (see below for restrictions)
  • Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.

Current restrictions

Restrictions are changing quickly and are different for vaccinated and unvaccinated adults. You can see the full, up-to-date list of NSW restrictions here

Public Health Order 

You can read the full Public Health order here. 

COVID-19 testing

Testing clinics are available at a range of places across the Northern Beaches. Check NSW Health website for the most up-to-date information before attending.

Increased hygiene protocols

Remember the most effective things you can do is to practice social distancing (stay 1.5m from others) and good hygiene. 

Council has increased hygiene protocols at all our public facilities including installation of hand sanitiser and posters and stickers with handwashing instructions as well as additional cleaning services.

More information

NSW Health provides regular updates on its websites.

You can also learn more about protective measures against coronavirus from the World Health Organisation.

Promoting COVID safety on the Northern Beaches

Our plan for how we will proactively work with NSW Police, Surf Lifesaving and other authorities as we open up.