Sumary of Freedoms, challenging months ahead for NSW:
- Premier Gladys Berejiklian said there had been some stabilisation of infection numbers in the local government areas of concern but the virus was “picking up pace” in certain suburbs.
- “We can’t afford to let our guard down,” Ms Berejiklian told reporters at the last press conference of its kind on Sunday.
- The daily 11am updates will from Monday be replaced by a video from NSW Health to communicate the new case numbers and concerns of the day.
- Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said the man in his 20s was unvaccinated and had significant underlying health conditions.
- “However, I just want to make the point, that while you are likely to have more severe COVID if you are older and have underlying health conditions, even previously healthy people of all ages can get severe disease and die,” Dr Chant said.
- When asked to respond to images of people flocking to beaches in Sydney’s east over the weekend, Dr Chant said it caused her “some concern” but said the reality was outdoor environments were “probably the safest” if people were social distancing.
- “I would like to see that people are really respectful and they are adhering to the public health orders as they move about,” she said.
- Meanwhile state and federal opposition leaders have criticised the plan to scrap the daily live-streamed briefings weeks before the COVID-19 crisis is expected to peak in NSW.