Premier Dominic Perrottet could hold back Sydney from regions as NSW poised to hit 80% COVID-19 vaccination target

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated October 13 2021 - 9:45pm, first published 8:46pm

NSW is poised to hit its 80 per cent full adult vaccination target on Friday, opening up larger gatherings and community sport from Monday while ending mandatory mask wearing for office workers.


Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.