NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announces new COVID-19 rules for masks, QR codes from December 15

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated November 26 2021 - 1:48am, first published November 25 2021 - 6:14am
Hospitality staff will not have to wear masks from the middle of December if they are fully vaccinated.

Vaccinated hospitality workers will not have to wear masks on the job from December 15 and QR check-ins will vanish at many businesses under changes to the NSW reopening schedule announced on Thursday.


Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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