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COVID-19, NSW: Restrictions ease for the double vaxxed

FREEDOMS: Restrictions eased for the double vaccinated on Monday, September 13, but there are conditions. Picture: Unsplash
FREEDOMS: Restrictions eased for the double vaccinated on Monday, September 13, but there are conditions. Picture: Unsplash

WITH greater freedoms now upon those who are fully vaccinated, northern beaches businesses are keen to get customers spending.

From Monday, restrictions for people who have had both jabs were eased slightly with outdoor gatherings now allowed.

Under the rules for the northern beaches, which is not an LGA of concern, gatherings are for up to five people, but everyone over 16 years must be fully vaccinated.

For those looking beyond the rain to the predicted sunny weekend ahead, there's already plenty of options to enjoy your new found 'freedom' and support local businesses.

What are the rules?

You can attend an outdoor gathering in a public space of up to five people so long as all those at the gathering aged 16 years or over are fully vaccinated:

  • You must have proof of your vaccination with you at all times.
  • You must show a police officer your proof of vaccination if its requested.

Fully vaccinated means you have had two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a medical contraindication certificate issued to you.

The five person limit on these gatherings does not include children aged 12 or under.

You are not prevented from attending more than one such gathering in a day.

Keen for a taste of outdoor gatherings?

Q Station, Manly

A range of deluxe picnic packs are on the table to be enjoyed on Q Station's sprawling grounds every weekend, starting September 18.

Picnic selections include a Cheese and Charcuterie hamper or why not try an Afternoon Tea hamper. For the truly indulgent order the Seafood and Dips picnic which includes Sydney rock oysters, cured salmon with dill and prawns accompanying pickles, olives a selection of dips including hummus, roast beetroot and confit garlic and taramasalata, served with a selection of crackers and lemon.

You can also add a bottle of De Beaurepaire wine to each hamper package, or a pre-mixed gin and tonic libation from Manly Spirits.

Each hamper also includes bottled water, cutlery, plates, napkins and reusable glassware as well as a picnic rug (to be returned).

Price:

$89.00 for two including a bottle of De Beaurepaire "Billet Doux" SSB or "Le Marquis" Cabernet Sauvignon

$139.00 for four including a bottle of De Beaurepaire "Billet Doux" SSB or "Le Marquis" Cabernet Sauvignon

OR

$99.00 for two including a bottle of De Beaurepaire " Blanchefleure" Blanc de Blanc

$149.00 for four including a bottle of De Beaurepaire " Blanchefleure" Blanc de Blanc

Harbord Hotel

Head chef Adam Rust has curated a selection of delicious bites that are best shared between mates.

There's a couple of options to try out including the seafood picnic, or the traditional one which includes cold cut rotisserie chook, salami tomato relish guindillas, farmhouse cheeses with fig relish, mushroom and spinach frittata, mixed leaf salad, mini sourdough baguettes, seasonal fruit and chocolate brownies.

You can add on a margarita bottle or Vinteloper rose (BYO cups).

Order before 6pm the day prior for next day collection from 11.30am.

Price: Traditional picnic $35pp, seafood picnic $50pp and the drinks add on is $60.

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