AusCycling | NSW 70% Reopening Roadmap Explained

NSW 70% Reopening Roadmap Explained


The NSW Government has announced that from today, Monday 11 October 2021, restrictions have eased according to its 70 per cent Reopening NSW Roadmap. AusCycling has sought clarification from the NSW Government about certain provisions of the Public Health Order.

Here’s a summary of the rules for different indoor and outdoor settings. By necessity, this table and guide is only a simplified interpretation. You should refer to the NSW Health website and Public Health Orders for full details.

You can also download the table as a PDF: click to download.

NSW 70 per cent reopening roadmap table

Gathering limits for sport and exercise

Up to 20 fully vaccinated individuals (and those with an exemption via medical certificate), and unvaccinated people under 16 years of age, can gather outdoors for sport or exercise. The 20 includes all participants, coaches, support staff, spectators and parents on site (subject to density limits at the venue).

Please note the 30-person limit for outdoor public gatherings generally does NOT apply to outdoor public gatherings for sport or exercise.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you may only undertake recreation with your local government area in groups of up to two people.

Community sport

Community sport, including organised competition, is not allowed.


There are no distance limits for travel.

However, travel between Greater Sydney (including Central Coast, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Blue Mountains) and regional NSW is not permitted.

Travel between regional local government areas is permitted.

Proof of Vaccination

You must carry proof of vaccination whenever you are participating in an outdoor gathering of more than 2 people, and in most indoor settings

The person principally responsible for organising an event that is a controlled outdoor public gathering or COVID-19 safe outdoor public gathering must take reasonable steps to ensure that an unvaccinated adult does not attend the event

For more information see the NSW Government Vaccination Compliance and Obligations Fact Sheet.

COVID-19 Safety Plans

The occupier of certain premises, including indoor recreation facilities, and major recreation facilities, must develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan for the premises. If you choose, you can make your outdoor public gathering a COVID-19 safe outdoor public gathering by developing a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

NSW Office of Sport has said that organisations are expected to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.

To create a COVID-19 Safety Plan, visit the NSW Government website.

Dunc Gray Velodrome

Dunc Gray Velodrome will undergo cleaning and maintenance over the next fortnight ahead of a planned reopening for member training bookings on Monday 25th October.

Further information on bookings and conditions of entry will be available in due course on the Dunc Gray Velodrome facility page.


AusCycling will give further information about upcoming events across all disciplines over the next week.

Further information

These guidelines will remain current until the NSW Government releases new Public Health Orders. We will provide an update at that time.

As part of the NSW Government’s re-opening roadmap, the Government has indicated that from 1 December it will no longer restrict unvaccinated people from participating in gatherings and community sport.

More information is available at the Reopening NSW Roadmap.


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