Greater Sydney is expected to be freed from some tough stay at home orders after NSW Crisis Cabinet agreed to a roadmap last night.
The restrictions could begin to ease from October 14 and are likely to include the reopening of gyms, hairdressers, restaurants, cafes and pubs at reduced capacities in Sydney.
Some regional parts of NSW are expected to have their lockdowns lifted within the coming days.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian is due to outline the plan from 11am today.
Ms Berejiklian said the reopening will depend on the state's vaccination rates with 70 per cent of adults needing to have had both doses.
Those who have had both shots of the vaccine could also be allowed to travel into regional NSW but when vaccination rates reach 80 per cent.
That is forecast to happen by the end of October or the start of November and a travel permit will be available on Service NSW, giving Sydneysiders the freedoms to visit regional parts of the state.
Yesterday NSW recorded 1480 new infections and the deaths of a further nine people, including a man in his 20s who was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.