Home isolation rules in NSW will be eased from Friday and full face-to-face teaching in schools could resume sooner than anticipated.
The moves come with further encouraging coronavirus figures - only five new cases in the last 24 hours from 4000 tests.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced, starting on Friday, two adults as well as children if they have them, will be able to visit other people in their homes.
"From May 1, two adults will be able to go and visit anybody else in their home on the basis of care, on the basis of reducing socialisation and everybody's mental health," Ms Berejiklian said.
"We know for many people they have been cooped up in their homes for a number of weeks and with the exception of exercising, medical needs or buying what they need or going to work, many people have been isolated in their homes."
Ms Berejiklian said while two adults could now visit others, "if you have young children it's OK to take them with you".
The Premier also foreshadowed a quicker return to full face-to-face teaching in schools.
"From May 11, schools will be returning with face to face teaching," she said.
"We are very hopeful the first few weeks of school resuming will result in us being able to possibly truncate the process - to have full-time student attendance face to face quicker than we anticipated.
"That is our goal, that is our mission."
Ms Berejiklian said face-to-face teaching would be staged for the first fortnight, and, based on those results, the government would decide how quickly there would be full-time attendance.
While higher than the previous weekend we are still keen to sustain at least 8000 tests a day.
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