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COVID-19 update: Greater Sydney lockdown extended for another month as the virus spreads in regional Victoria

Health workers and Police officers are seen at a unit block under lockdown, in Campsie, south west of Sydney, Friday, August 20, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 20 August 2021.

  • NSW announces additional restrictions for the LGAs of concern
  • Contact tracing underway in Victoria for one case in Shepparton
  • ACT records 12 new cases
  • South Australia eases its border restrictions

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 644 new locally acquired cases, with at least 41 in the community while infectious. Four people who had received one dose of the vaccine have died.

Additional rules for residents and businesses in the local government areas of concern will apply from 12.01am Monday 23 August, including curfews from 9pm to 5 am and a one-hour limit to the daily outdoor exercise.

Greater Sydney’s lockdown is extended until 30 September.

Book today your vaccination appointment.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 55 new locally acquired cases, out of which six are not linked to known outbreaks. Thirty cases were in the community while infectious.

Health authorities have issued an alert after one positive case was detected in Shepparton in regional Victoria.

Find here the list of exposure sites and the list of vaccination centres.

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT has recorded 12 new locally acquired cases, out of which one is under investigation. The total number of active cases in Canberra is 94.  

There is currently one COVID-19 patient admitted to hospital and over 250 exposure sites, including public transport routes, fast food outlets and a childcare outlet.

Check your eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • NT and Queensland record another day of zero community transmission.
  • South Australia lifts border restrictions with northern and regional Queensland and most of the Northern Territory.

 

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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:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory 


Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory

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