Sydney Outdoor Pools Have Reopened Today Under Easing of Restrictions [Headlines] - Hope 103.2

Sydney Outdoor Pools Have Reopened Today Under Easing of Restrictions [Headlines]

Also, the construction industry is operating at full capacity, and hardware stores and nurseries in Sydney's hotspot areas have re-opened.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 27 Sep 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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Outdoor pools have reopened this morning – and the construction industry is back operating at full capacity under an easing of restrictions.

Hardware stores and nurseries in Sydney’s hotspot areas have also re-opened to the public.

The NSW Government will release full details of its freedom roadmap this week, including how and when the unvaccinated will come out of lockdown.

Home testing for COVID-19 could be an option by Christmas, if the medical regulator approves a change to the rules.

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