Non-urgent elective surgery will recommence at public and private facilities within Greater Sydney from Monday October 25.
NSW Health Deputy Secretary Wayne Jones said the safe recommencement of non-urgent elective surgery is now possible after it was temporarily postponed to support the NSW health system's response to the recent Delta outbreak.
"Thanks to the extraordinarily high vaccination rates across the state and declining community transmission of COVID-19, patients can now have their non-urgent surgery," Mr Jones said.
"NSW Health will at the same time continue to ensure our integrated hospital system has the capacity to manage the ongoing COVID-19 response."
Overnight elective surgery will be capped at 75 per cent in both public and private facilities in the Greater Sydney area.
Private facilities within this region can exceed this cap if they are providing surgery for public patients. There will be no restrictions on facilities in regional NSW providing overnight non-urgent elective surgery.
All emergency surgery and urgent elective surgery continued to be performed across the state since non-urgent surgery was postponed in public hospitals in Greater Sydney from 2 August and many private hospitals from 23 August.
Non-urgent elective day surgery, including IVF services, resumed on 5 October in NSW private hospitals for both public and private patients.
Where necessary, local health districts may impose temporary restrictions in the event of an outbreak to ensure the community is kept safe and can access hospital care if required.
All local health districts' workforce surge plans remain in place to respond to the pandemic in the event that cases of community transmission are identified locally.