Lockdown announcement expected today

According to ABC News on Wednesday night towns and villages in the Murrumbidgee and Riverina are expected to come out of lockdown from 12am on Saturday morning.

At the time of going to print it was not clear if the areas being announced would include the Weddin Shire or if they would be decided on LGAs, State seats, Federal seats or on Health District areas.

At the 11am press conference on Wednesday Deputy Premier John Barilaro said that no decision had been made as to what areas would be coming out of lockdown.

"But the most likely areas, if you're going to consider it, is areas that have no cases, it's as simple as that," he said.

"If we do make the decision in relation to opening, and that is up to the health advice, to the crisis committee and we'll make those decisions and we'll let the community know shortly."

Mr Barillaro wanted to stress however that if a case is found in any of the areas where the lockdown may be lifted then they will be put back under the Stay-At-Home orders.

"If a case arises we'll apply the same logic that we applied from day one, which was the Orange case, we put that community into lockdown," he said.

"We would lockdown automatically an area for at least a 14-day period, which is the incubation period."

Mr Barillaro has previously said that he believes areas of the Riverina and Murrumbidgee, should have the Stay-At-Home order lifted on the weekend as well as saying over the past two weeks that he believes areas where there have been no cases or transmission in Regional NSW should have the lockdown lifted.

The Weddin Shire have not had any cases recorded since the first outbreak at the start of 2020 however, it is expected that Western NSW and Hunter/New England will remain under the same Stay-At-Home orders as Greater Sydney.

An announcement is expected to be made by the Premier and Deputy Premier on Thursday at 11am.

Also according to the ABC regional travel is expected to recommence once the state has hit the 70 per cent double vaccinated target.