From 6pm on Friday, 22 April, close contacts will no longer have to isolate, so long as they comply with stringent guidelines, including undertaking a daily Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) before heading to work.
“This is great news for the business community, and I commend the Premier for his swift action,” said Business NSW chief executive Daniel Hunter.
“Just yesterday, I joined with my Victorian counterpart in calling for this to happen in the two largest economies in the nation, and both the Victorian and NSW governments have listened to the needs of business,” Mr Hunter said.
“This has been a difficult time for many business owners who’ve had to close their doors or operate under reduced conditions because healthy staff have been at home in isolation.”
Mr Hunter said it made “no sense” that some industries were exempted from these rules.