Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced a plan to reopen NSW, and we have set out what this means for bike riders.
From next Monday, if you are fully vaccinated, the 5km travel restrictions do not apply to you. If you live in Greater Sydney you can ride anywhere within Greater Sydney.
For people in NSW who live outside Greater Sydney, currently the stay at home orders are set to expire on the 11th of October. The orders have yet to be updated to explain whether restrictions may apply to your travel to Greater Sydney.
Groups of up to 30 people will be able to gather outdoors, making that post-ride coffee a lot more social. We don’t yet have an official return to sport plan that would give clarity about group rides, but we expect it soon, and will share it once we do.
Return to school
The plan to have Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 12 students return on October 18th remains unchanged, but now all remaining students will return on October 25th. Cafes, shops, pubs and indoor pools will begin re-opening to vaccinated people, but with COVID-safe plans and mask requirements for indoor areas.
You may be asked to provide proof of vaccination, and whilst this is not yet incorporated into the Service NSW app, details to download proof can be found here.
“We are eagerly looking forward to next Monday, and the return to more normal life over the following fortnight,” said Bicycle NSW General Manager of Public Affairs Bastien Wallace.
“As soon as we have a return to sport plan, we look forward to sharing it, and to the return to group rides, cycle tours and trips to great riding locations,” said Bastien.
Bicycle NSW thanks riders for their contribution to the COVID-safe plans of NSW during the Delta Restrictions.