Church Leaders Grateful Can Open to Everyone Regardless of Vaccination Status [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Church Leaders Grateful Can Open to Everyone Regardless of Vaccination Status [Headlines]

Places of worship will be given an exemption when NSW hits 80 per cent double-dose vaccination coverage. And more top stories.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 28 Sep 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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Church leaders say they are grateful they can open to everyone regardless of their COVID vaccination status.

Places of worship will be given an exemption when NSW hits 80 per cent double-dose vaccination coverage.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said life for the unvaccinated will be difficult indefinitely.

At 80 per cent double-dose vaccination, fully vaccinated people will be able to start attending venues such as restaurants, shops and hairdressers from October 11.

The unvaccinated will be able to join in from December 1.

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