NSW to phase out quarantine all together next year
Mr Perrottet said hotel quarantine will be replaced by home isolation this year and then removed altogether for the fully vaccinated next year.
'My expectation is that we will get through this trial and if it's successful we will shift from hotel quarantine to home quarantine and the next step after that is just logical,' he said.
If somebody is fully vaccinated, coming from overseas, they shouldn't be treated any differently from people who are vaccinated who are living here. As we rejoin the world, it will make no sense for people [to quarantine].
'And Australians as well, if we're going to be travelling overseas we don't want to do seven days or 14 days quarantine either. That's just not going to work.
I see no reason why this doesn't begin in Jan or Feb 2022. If NSW hits 80% in late October - they can begin taking in overseas arrivals in home quarantine from November and that gives them two months to assess how many fully jabbed arrivals test positive - but if you hit 80 or 85% fully jabbed - then what are you waiting for?