The Hunter’s peak business group is calling for certainty when it comes to re-opening the region from Lockdown.

With less than a week to go until Freedom Day, Business Hunter says there needs to be clear guidelines on how businesses can re-open safely.

CEO Bob Hawes is welcoming a concession which allows staff in regional areas with only one vaccine dose to return to work as long as they can provide proof a second dose is coming. 

However this concession does not apply to workers in the health, aged care, education sectors or police.

Bob Hawes says businesses need simple, evidence-based resources for visitors to refer to at points of entry so that the terms of entry are clear. He says the Service NSW app needs to be updated by October 11 to support check-in and vaccination status.

Business Hunter CEO Bob Hawes