News Aug 26, 2021 2:19 PM EST

Fully vaccinated Australians granted 'new freedoms' like 'an hour of outdoor exercise'

Starting September 13, households within NSW’s local government areas of concern will be allowed an extra hour of outdoor recreation time, as long as all adults in the house are fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated Australians granted 'new freedoms' like 'an hour of outdoor exercise'
Hannah Nightingale Washington DC

On Wednesday, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced new freedoms for fully vaccinated Australians in the form of an additional hour outside.

Starting September 13, households within the NSW's local government areas of concern will be allowed an extra hour of outdoor recreation time so long as all adults within the household are fully vaccinated, according to 9 News.

The hour of recreation time would be in addition to the already allowed hour of outdoor exercise.

According to 9 News, this extra hour of recreation time must be taken within the hours of the curfew. For the locations listed on the NSW government website, the curfew takes place at 9 pm and is lifted at 5 am.

Outside of the local government areas of concern, including the rest of the Greater Sydney and regional NSW area, five people will be allowed to gather outdoors as long as all attending adults are vaccinated.

In addition, these gatherings of five people must occur within 5km of a person’s residence, a radius in which people must stay for exercise, shopping or single bubble visits. This is the allowed visit of one government registered family member to a person who lives alone.

NSW recently came into the spotlight due to the horrifying discovery that the Bourke Shire Council killed dogs in animal rescue to prevent the employees and community from transmitting the virus from the employees travelling to care for the animals.

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