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COVID-19 update: NSW aims to open international borders by Christmas, Victoria confirms new pop-up vaccination hubs

A return traveler prepares to board a quarantine bus at Sydney International Airport in Sydney, Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Joel Carrett

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 12 September 2021.

  • From tomorrow some restrictions ease in NSW
  • In Victoria, 7,000 first-dose Pfizer appointments available
  • ACT records 15 and Queensland zero new community cases
New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,262 new locally acquired cases, and seven deaths. 

From 13 September, up to five fully vaccinated residents outside the 12 local government areas (LGAs) of concern will be allowed to meet outdoors. Those who live inside the LGAs of concern can go out for a picnic or recreation with fully vaccinated members of their household for two hours each day in addition to unlimited exercise. 

Premier Berejiklian says the state aims to open international borders by Christmas as 78 per cent of the population over 16 has received one dose of the vaccine, and 45.58 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 392 new locally acquired cases.

Premier Daniel Andrews says there are 7,000 first-dose Pfizer appointments available in the coming week across state-run clinics.

New pop-up vaccination hubs will open up across Victoria in eight schools and local government areas of Hume, Dandenong and Casey, including a Greek Orthodox Church in Thornbury, a Hindu temple site in Mill Park and a mosque in Newport.

Find a vaccination centre near you.                                                                                                      

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced one million extra doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, recommended for anyone over 12 years of age.

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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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