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Ms Berejiklian has said some communities in the state who are registering lower than average vaccination rates have a choice to receive the jab – but their freedoms will be impacted once the state opens up.

“Obviously, some communities like Byron have a larger percentage of people who choose not to be vaccinated. That’s their choice but they won’t be able to participate in the activities vaccinated people will,” the Premier said.

Ms Berejiklian also signalled that areas with lower than average vaccination rates may not be included in the state’s roadmap of easing lockdowns.

“I foreshadowed the day we announced and released the road map, it could be a situation where if case numbers are too high when we open up the state, that if you live in a community or in a category of person who has high rates of virus, we might have to say to you for the next little while, do all those things that you’re allowed to do but within your local area,” Ms Berejiklian said.

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