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COVID-19 update: Greater Sydney's lockdown extended by four weeks

Bentleigh Secondary College students are seen returning to school as COVID-19 restrictions are eased across Victoria, in Melbourne, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Daniel Pockett

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 28 July 2021.


  • Greater Sydney’s lockdown extended until the 28th of August.
  • Victoria investigates one unlinked case.
  • No new cases in South Australia.
  • Queensland faces double COVID-19 threat.

New South Wales 

New South Wales has recorded 177 new locally acquired cases and one further death. At least 46 cases were in the community while infectious. 

The current lockdown has been extended by four weeks until Saturday, the 28th of August. An additional three local government areas in Sydney - Campbelltown, Parramatta, and George's River - are now also under stricter movement restrictions, with only essential workers allowed to leave.

In Fairfield only health and aged care, while in Canterbury-Bankstown all essential workers are required to be tested every three days. Consistent rules introduced across Greater Sydney, with shopping and exercise only allowed within 10km from home.

Find here the changed COVID safe measures

Victoria

The state has recorded nine new locally acquired cases with eight of those linked to current outbreaks. One case is still under investigation.

A number of restrictions will remain in place, including mandatory mask wearing both indoors and outdoors.

Find here the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young confirms 19 of the 21 crew on a bulk carrier have tested positive to COVID-19 and one man who has likely been infectious in the community in Brisbane for six days.
  • SA records the second day of zero transmission.

 

 

Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment

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

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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