A host of COVID-19 restrictions have been eased at NSW schools, allowing parents back onto campus and the resumption of singing and dancing.
NSW recorded its 47th straight day without a locally-acquired COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday, as well as 12 cases in hotel quarantine.
One COVID-19 patient in NSW is currently in intensive care.
Education Minister Sarah Mitchell on Friday reminded the state a number of COVID-19 school restrictions would ease from Monday.
Parents and caretakers will be allowed to enter school grounds and attend school sporting events insofar as they follow COVID-safe practices. They will also be permitted to gather for P&C meetings.
All limits have been lifted on singing groups in schools such as choirs, but a gap of five metres is recommended between singers and audiences.
Dancing activities such as school dance classes, balls, formals and social events will also be allowed to proceed.
"Schools will continue to operate in a COVID-safe way with less restrictions in place. Hand sanitiser and enhanced cleaning will remain in place in all schools," Ms Mitchell said in a statement.
About 20,000 people in NSW have received their first vaccine dose to date, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Friday.
About 15,000 people must therefore be vaccinated in NSW in the next week to meet the government's target of 35,000 jabs in the first three weeks of the rollout.
Australian Associated Press