Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW has provided its interpretation of the application of current Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 in regard to cemeteries & crematoria in New South Wales. The document is embedded below or you can access it here at its source.
COVID restrictions currently in place for NSW will ease, but only for fully vaccinated people, from Monday 11 October. New NSW premier Dominic Perrottet has announced significant changes to the original roadmap out of lockdown that was announced by his predecessor Gladys Berejiklian at the beginning of September, giving fully-vaccinated residents greater freedoms than first planned.
The relaxed restrictions will also affect attendance at funerals.
Stay-at-home orders for adults who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be lifted from the Monday after NSW passes the 70% double vaccination target.
The roadmap is subject to further fine-tuning and health advice if circumstances change drastically or if cases within a designated area remain too high.
NSW Police made arrests at Rookwood Cemetery. Police say they had reports of 80 to 100 people attending a funeral, but a Western Sydney leader says the enforcement of the 10-person rule threatened to ruin the community's relationship with police.
New public health advice sets out how NSW will continue to tackle COVID-19 as the state begins to reopen when it reaches the 70 per cent double dose vaccination target.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said while high vaccination rates were the key factor in the roadmap to recovery, COVID-19 will continue to circulate in the community.