Holidays are DELAYED again as Dominic Perrottet pushes back a critical new freedom due to lagging vaccination rates after lockdown
- The NSW government decided in cabinet on Thursday to delay intrastate travel
- Travel between regions and Sydney was set to resume at 80 per cent jab rate
- The plan was changed due to an imbalance of vaccination rates across the state
- Premier Dominic Perrottet said it would give regions time to catch up to city rate
Sydney residents will have to wait a little while longer for their next holiday as regional travel is delayed.
Those in Greater Sydney have been holding out for NSW to hit the 80 per cent double dose vaccination target with the promise of more freedoms.
But those dreams were dashed on Thursday after the NSW cabinet meeting, where it was decided regional travel would be delayed for at least a week, 9news reported.
The decision was made to allow regional areas more time to get their vaccination rates up as high as Sydney.
Sydneysiders desperate to leave the city after four months of lockdown face delayed holidays due to lower vaccination rates in regional NSW. Pictured: Byron Bay in Northern NSW
Premier Dominic Perrottet warned earlier this week intrastate travel may be pushed back amid concerns opening up could put residents in lower vaccination rate areas at risk.
‘It has come up because of the significant increase in the vaccination rate and that is a great thing,’ he said.
‘We want to open up as quickly and safely as possible. That is exactly what we are doing.’
There is speculation the delay will last until October 25.
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There is speculation regional travel will not restart until October 25. Pictured: Huskisson on the NSW South Coast