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COVID-19 update: ‘Extremely concerning’: Hefty fines and tougher restrictions for NSW

NSW Police and Detectives at the scene in Dulwich Hill, following a fatal stabbing in Marrickville, Sydney, Friday, August 13, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 14 August 2021.

  • Another big surge in case numbers in NSW
  • Over 450 COVID-19 exposure sites in Melbourne
  • In Queensland none infectious while in the community
  • There are now seven active cases in ACT
New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 466 new locally acquired cases and four deaths. At least 68 cases were in the community while infectious.

An additional 500 Australian Defence Force personnel will join the NSW Police compliance operation from Monday 16 August, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said, introducing tougher restrictions.

Those leaving Greater Sydney must apply for a permit. The 10km limit has been reduced to 5km for all residents of Greater Sydney.

From Monday 16 August, residents in 12 local government areas of concern can go outdoors only to exercise and supervise children; no outdoor recreation is allowed.  People who live alone must now register their “singles bubble” on

The fines for breaching public health orders have been increased to $5,000.

Find here the list of vaccination clinics.


Victoria has recorded 21 new locally acquired cases, out of which three are not linked to known outbreaks. Ten cases were in the community while infectious.

Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne, has been declared a COVID-19 exposure site. There are now more than 450 exposure sites in Melbourne, including Highpoint shopping centre and several large apartment blocks.

Find here the list of vaccination centres

Last 24 hours around Australia 
  • Queensland records six new locally acquired cases linked to known outbreaks and quarantined while infectious.
  • The ACT records one new locally acquired case bringing the total of active cases to seven.
Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment

Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:

NSW Travel & transport and Quarantine
VIC Travel permitOverseas travellers and Quarantine
ACT Transport and Quarantine
NT Travel and Quarantine
QLD Travel and Quarantine
SA Travel and Quarantine
TAS Travel and Quarantine
WA Travel and Quarantine

If you want to travel overseas, you may be able to apply online for an exemption. Click here for more information about the conditions to leave Australia. There are temporary measures for international flights that are regularly reviewed by the government and updated on the Smart Traveller website.

Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:

COVID-19 Vaccination Glossary
Appointment Reminder Tool.

Testing clinics in each state and territory:

South Australia 
Western Australia 
Northern Territory 

Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

South Australia 
Western Australia 
Northern Territory


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