Wagga MP Joe McGirr has urged locals not to think of Monday as "freedom day" and to keep abiding by COVID-19 restrictions as the state begins to reopen on Monday.
He has also clarified rules around regional travel from Sydney after the updated Public Health Order led to confusion during the week.
On Friday NSW Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the Public Health Order would be amended to ensure day trips between Greater Sydney and regional NSW are not allowed once the state beings reopening on October 11.
"I know that the health orders were not probably clear enough," he said.
"It will be cleared up today (Friday) very clearly to say black and white, that you can't go from Greater Sydney into the regions and you cannot go from a regional community into Greater Sydney."
On Thursday it was suggested that recreational travel between Greater Sydney and the regions would be permitted for fully vaccinated people, however this was quickly reversed.
Dr McGirr said he had a virtual meeting with Premier Dominic Perrottet on Friday morning to express his deep concern around opening travel from Sydney to the regions.
"I raised that issue with him directly and I said it is extremely important that our regions are protected, they do not have the vaccination rates that you have in the city, and that travel should not open up until we reach 80 per cent [vaccinated]," he added.
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According to the reopening roadmap, a variety of restrictions will be eased for fully-vaccinated residents across the state, now that 70 per cent of the population is double-dosed with a COVID-19 jab.
As per the new rules, travel for holidays and recreational visits - including day trips - between Greater Sydney and regional NSW is not permitted.
Travel for holidays between regional local government areas is permitted, however.
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