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Australia REVEALED: The Sydney parks you can enjoy a boozy picnic on Freedom Day

07:50  24 september  2021
07:50  24 september  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Gladys' boozy picnic gift: NSW lifts ban on drinking in parks just in time for the weekend - as the state charges toward Freedom Day . NSW Premier lifts alcohol restrictions on 18 parks across Sydney for vaxxed. Fully-vaccinated can enjoy a boozy picnic as a 'thanks' from the government. Ms Berejiklian also revealed the state is on track to reach a whopping 80 per cent fully vaccinated just two weeks after hitting the first 70 per cent milestone. The NSW Government will hold a crisis cabinet meeting on Friday to determine the freedoms on offer once the larger target is finally reached.

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Alcohol restrictions have been temporarily lifted at 18 parks across Sydney as a reward to fully-vaccinated residents.

As NSW inches closer to Freedom Day in mid-October, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced boozy picnics would be permitted at parks previously considered alcohol-free zones.

Residents must still picnic within their local government area or 5km from home.

Bicentennial Park in Sydney Olympic Park, Dawes Point Reserve in The Rocks and Pyrmont Bay park are among the 18 reserves given the green light.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the measures were a reward for vaccinated Sydneysiders.

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Which parks have had alcohol restrictions lifted?

Ballarat Park, Darling Island

Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park

Bligh & Barney Reserve, The Rocks

Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park

First Fleet Park, The Rocks

Jill Berry Lawn / ICC Lawn, Darling Harbour

Metcalfe Park, Darling Island,

Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour

Waterfront Park, Pyrmont

Ballast Point Park, Birchgrove

Blaxland Riverside Park, Sydney Olympic Park

Cadi Park, Pyrmont

Dawes Point Reserve, The Rocks

Hickson Rd Reserve, The Rocks

MCA Lawn, The Rocks

Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park

Pyrmont Bay Park

Wentworth Common, Sydney Olympic Park

'Vaccinated Sydneysiders have embraced the easing of restrictions and are out picnicking in record numbers across our parks and public spaces,' he said.

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Pictured are locals gathering in Sydney 's Centennial Park on September 13. Double-jabbed Sydneysiders in lockdown were given the same freedom on September 13. But NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said those gathering for what have been dubbed ' freedom picnics ' must be able to prove their vaccination status to police. The curfew means less people are out visiting people in their homes doing things that are against the rules,' he said. 'We're not in NSW. You can speak to NSW about what health advice they get.

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian says there won’t be a ‘ freedom day ’ but a slow reopening once Covid restrictions are eased. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP. “It must be done cautiously and we must remember that even though people may be fully vaccinated, if you are vulnerable and have other conditions, you can still succumb and get the disease in a serious way, or worse,” Berejiklian said. “So while we are all looking forward, [it’s] almost a gallop to the finish line in terms of the double dose, we need to make sure that what we do at 70 and 80% is done cautiously and also moderately.”

'After an incredibly tough winter, people who have followed COVID rules and received both jabs deserve to enjoy a beer or wine responsibly.

'Our rangers told us that picnickers have been following the health advice and safely distancing. We only ask that rules continue to be followed, that everyone drinks responsibly and disposes of all rubbish and enjoys our beautiful public spaces.'

Anybody attending Parramatta Park, Centennial Parklands, Royal Botanic Gardens and Western Sydney Parklands will still be able to drink responsibly.

Rangers will monitor the parks to ensure social distancing measures are enforced.

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The new freedoms come as NSW recorded 1,043 new Covid cases and 11 deaths overnight.

Ms Berejiklian also revealed the state is on track to reach a whopping 80 per cent fully vaccinated just two weeks after hitting the first 70 per cent milestone.

Everything you need for a lockdown picnic

  Everything you need for a lockdown picnic Picnics are back on for the fully vaccinated and saying that Sydneysiders are excited would be an understatement. With restrictions finally lifting across all LGAs, just about everyone who is fully vaxxed and living in NSW is now able to gather outside for a sit-down with friends. To celebrate the warmer weather and change in NSW's lockdown restrictions, we've put together a list of everything you'll need for the ultimate picnic. Picnics are back on for the fully vaccinated and saying that Sydneysiders are excited would be an understatement.

Residents are seen enjoying picnics at Observatory Hill on Sunday - the first weekend restrictions eased to allow five fully vaccinated residents to gather outdoors. Picture: Getty Images. A person’s single’s bubble buddy can live in Greater Sydney (previously must have resided within 5km of a person’s home). A person from a LGA of concern can also now be a buddy for someone in Greater Sydney . Residents enjoy the sunshine at Cremorne Point on Sunday. Picture: Getty Images.

This means that while some can enjoy a drink at the pub, holiday around the state and attend gatherings, others may have to stay at home for much longer. At 80 per cent when vaccinated people have more freedoms , it won't mean unvaccinated people will participate,' the premier said. 'There will be another date after that by which the unvaccinated people will be able to participate in events or activities.' Some major events could however only be on offer for the vaccinated only, with Ms Berejiklian adding some airlines may only take travellers who have received both jabs.

The NSW Government will hold a crisis cabinet meeting on Friday to determine the freedoms on offer once the larger target is finally reached.

International travel and the easing of state border restrictions may be on the cards for those who've received both jabs along with community sport and large events.

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Freedom Day is expected to come on the Monday after the state reaches 70 per cent double doses which is set for October 11 - meaning more restrictions could be lifted by the end of next month.

More than 56 per cent of over-16s are now fully vaccinated while 84 per cent have had at least one dose.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in most of the LGAs of concern, 80 per cent of residents have now had one jab but warned opening up the state would be done cautiously to prevent an influx of cases being hospitalised.

The government's roadmap to freedom allows the return of pubs, gyms and hair salons with strict density requirements once the 70 per cent target is reached.

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