NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is set to ease many COVID-19 restrictions from December 1.
The NSW Premier is urging businesses to bring employees back to the office with the public health order that required employers to allow their employees to work from home removed on December 14.
The easing of business restrictions is a bid to boost the local economy, particularly in the Sydney CBD, and to bring confidence to businesses by bringing staff back to the workplace.
The easing of restrictions comes after 18 days of no new locally acquired infections and coincides with QLD’s announcement that their borders will reopen to NSW and VIC on December 1.
While this is great news for connectivity and productivity in businesses, it will also mean larger crowds of people travelling to and from the CBD—particularly on public transport.
Health minister Brad Hazzard urges citizens using public transport to remain vigilant and wear face coverings to help minimise the risk.