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At the moment, if you are 70% vaccinated, assuming all other things equal, there’s no outbreaks or high case numbers in a particular area, 70% vaccination allows you to move around anywhere in the state, so long as where you go, everybody else is vaccinated.

But we cannot afford to have that continue if there’s a major outbreak in a particular area. If there’s a rural town that suddenly has an outbreak of cases, we will say to people, ‘don’t go to that town’. And everybody in that town shouldn’t leave their town, but they can do what they’re allowed to do with 70% double dose in that town.

Similarly, it might be part of greater Sydney, it may be an LGA, it could be a suburb or it could be a couple of LGAs. If there’s high numbers of cases and a concern about an outbreak, and the vaccination rates aren’t as comfortable at a level we would like, Dr Chant is at liberty to say to the government, ‘People in this community, even if they’re 70% double vaccinated, they can go to the hairdresser and do this and that, but they might be limited only to a radius outside their home, or within that area.’



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