NSW COVID-19: Unvaccinated warning could be locked off premises again as lockdowns not ruled out
Warning that unvaccinated Australians could STILL be barred from restaurants and shops if cases flood hospitals – and lockdowns could RETURN
- Employment Minister Stuart Ayres has warned the unvaccinated could be locked out again
- He said the government would take action if hospitals were inundated with
- Mr Ayres said the Government had not ruled out the application of localized lockdowns
Unvaccinated Australians could again be barred from the scene if hospitals are inundated with Covid patients who have not received the shot.
Wednesday marked the first day that unvaccinated NSW residents were given the same freedoms as double whammy, but Jobs and Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said on Thursday the rules could change .
“If we start to see unvaccinated people going back to hospital because they don’t have these levels of protection, the government will take action to ensure that we protect people and protect our healthcare system,” a- he declared. Sunrise.
‘At the end of the day, it’s about protecting our healthcare system, so having a high number of cases is one thing, but what we really need to do is make sure fewer people show up for the hospital and solicit the health system. ‘
The minister also didn’t rule out the possibility of cities plunging back into lockdown following a statewide spike in cases.
Unvaccinated residents of NSW could again be barred from venues if hospitals are inundated with unvaccinated Covid patients (dinners pictured at Bondi Beach)
Newcastle, in the Hunter region of the state, has seen a massive rise in cases, linked to superspreader events at nightclubs.
Asked if localized lockdowns were possible, Mr Ayres said ‘we will keep the option open’.
“As we reopen the economy. If we think it’s the right thing to do, it’s an option on the table,” he said.
“That’s why we’re asking people to do the right thing, be careful, get vaccinated, it’s the most important thing you can do.”
A series of Covid measures were eased on Wednesday along with the lifting of the rules for the unvaccinated.
Jobs, Investment and Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said the government had not ruled out rules applying to the unvaccinated, just a day after they were given the same freedoms than double hits.
Long lines of cars were seen queuing at a Bondi Covid testing clinic on Wednesday
Masks are only compulsory on public transport, in airplanes and airports and for unvaccinated reception staff.
Mr Ayres said the government allowed residents to “take personal responsibility” to wear a mask if they felt the need.
“When moving around the city or moving around indoor environments, we’re just asking people to take precautions and wear a mask if they feel it’s necessary,” he said.
On Wednesday, the state health official said she strongly recommends residents continue to wear face masks indoors.
“My clear advice is that in indoor environments people should wear masks, I personally think it reduces the risk and gives people a lot of comfort when moving around,” she said.
NSW recorded 1,742 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday with no deaths.
NSW recorded 1,742 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday with no deaths