All COVID restrictions should be lifted when 80 per cent of Orange's population is double vaccinated.
That's view of the member for Orange Phil Donato who has called on the state government to provide a more-detailed roadmap for the future once people are vaccinated.
Mr Donato said the restrictions should be lifted across the state once 80 per cent of NSW residents were double-dosed.
Freedom doesn't come with terms and conditions or strings attachedPhil Donato, member for Orange
But he said if Orange reached that level before other areas residents should then be allowed full freedom from restrictions.
And he said the government should not be able to reintroduce health restrictions once the 80 per cent target was reached.
"The government's so-called Roadmap to Freedom more closely resembles the conditions of parole than it does a pathway to a life without COVID-19 health order restrictions," he said.
"The government says they 'intend to open up further freedoms' when hit 80 per cent double-dose vaccinations, flagging there will be ongoing health order restrictions beyond that point.
"Freedom doesn't come with terms and conditions or strings attached.
"We don't want them to keep moving the goalposts."
Mr Donato said the government also needed to clarify what restrictions would be lifted when 70 per cent vaccinations were reached.
"We now know (the premier's) 70 per cent goal is no real freedom at all, with many restrictions remaining," he said.
Mr Donato said community sport would still not be allowed and businesses would face social distancing restrictions limiting how many people they could have at their venues depending on the floor size.
He said an Orange hairdresser had told him they would not re-open with those limits in place.
Mr Donato said he did not support a COVID passport, which keeps restrictions in place for the unjabbed.
He said it was up to people to decide whether to get vaccinated and those that didn't get vaccinated ran the risk of getting sick or dying.
"I'm not a supporter of vaccine passports," he said.
"The reality of policing it is going to be very difficult."
Mr Donato said it would be hard for shop owners to stop unvaccinated people entering their business.
Mr Donato said the state government should follow the Doherty Institute's modelling which showed the rate of COVID transmission fell when the 80 per cent target was reached.
"Given this is the accepted measure, 80 per cent vaccination is the official high target and therefore the point at which society should resume normality, free of health order restrictions," he said.
"I'm calling on the Premier to make a commitment to the community of NSW that she lifts all health order restrictions and return our freedoms, unconditionally, upon reaching the goal of 80 per cent double-dose vaccination of the adult population."
He said the uncertainty of the current situation was impacting businesses, costing people their jobs and putting people under stress leading to mental health problems.
Mr Donato also called on the government to re-open state parliament which is currently closed due to the pandemic.
He said parliament provided opportunities for state members to put the government under scrutiny and be held accountable.
And he has questioned why Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called off her daily 11am COVID update press conferences.
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