Gyms and beauty salons could open sooner than expected as the government flags rapid changes to the lockdown.
The Australian newspaper is reporting that gyms and beauty salons could open “imminently” as the government seeks to bring back the economy.
The NSW government has flagged the “imminent” re-opening of gyms and beauty salons as the state over the next two weeks prepares for a landmark easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the Australian reported tonight.
Earlier, Lobby group Fitness Australia called for the Berejiklian government to allow gyms to re-open sooner than pubs, saying they already had a COVID industry framework in place.
The government is also under pressure to open beauty parlours, although Health Minister Brad Hazzard on Saturday said it would need to work with the industry given the close-contact nature of it.
“The government is keen that this state leads the way,” Mr Hazzard said. “The premier has made the point that she’s being lobbied about half the population on beauty therapists.
“It’s front and centre, we’re talking to the industry and have to make sure that we can get COVID safe plans and it’s imminent that we make some announcements in that regard.”
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