Orange businesses should be focusing on customers within the city during the staggered reopening period according to Central West Police District commander Superintendent Steve Kentwell.
The police boss said their approach to enforcing the new rules - such as people needing to show proof of vaccination in many stores - will be based on the government's roadmap.
"There will be a gradual opening and there were obviously some lifted restrictions on Monday and that will get further lifted as we get to 80 per cent and right through to the first of December," he said.
"For us, there's obviously still going to be some health orders around the wearing of masks and gatherings. There will still be some restrictions but we'll get back to what is as close as we probably have been to normal in a couple of years."
While businesses in Orange had already been open for a few weeks prior to the state's restrictions being eased on Monday, Superintendent Kentwell said there was still a need for shops to show caution.
"We've put our mindset through the chamber of commerce to get messaging out to the businesses and such to stick to our clientele and our customers," he said.
"Don't put profit over having sustainability of the business environment in the community. We've been working really hard around that."
Chief executive of the Western NSW LHD, Scott McLachlan, said businesses should do all they can do follow the health orders.
"There's significant risk. The vast majority of people catching COVID are unvaccinated and the people transmitting COVID are unvaccinated," he said.
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