This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 18 July 2021.
- NSW has extended its list of authorised workers permitted to leave Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool
- List of COVID-19 exposure sites in Victoria continues to grow
New South Wales
New South Wales has recorded 105 new local coronavirus cases. 66 cases were linked to a known cluster; the source of 39 cases is still under investigation. A woman in her 90s has died in South-Eastern Sydney.
Residents in the local government areas of Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool are not allowed to leave those regions unless they work in healthcare, emergency services or at supermarkets, bottle shops, kiosks, newsagents, office, pet supplies stores and garden centres.
From 12:01 am Monday, 19 July, all construction work and non-urgent maintenance, including cleaning services and repair work on residential premises will be paused. It is expected that this restriction will affect up to 500,000 construction workers in NSW.
Find here, the locations of the cases in a list or a map. The current lockdown will be extended until 11:59 pm on Friday, 30 July.
Victoria has recorded 16 new local coronavirus cases and 2 cases acquired overseas. The total number of active cases in Victoria is 70.
There are now more than 215 new exposure sites. The most recent additions are in Altona Meadows, Kew and Truganina suburbs. Residents of Phillip Island in South-East Melbourne are also urged to get tested. Find here, the locations of the cases in a list or a map. The fifth lockdown is due to last until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 20 July.
Last 24 hours around Australia
The ACT and Queensland record another day of zero community transmission.
In South Australia around 100,000 vaccination doses have been delivered at the Adelaide Showground in Wayville.
- Tasmania closes border to all of NSW.
The Eid al Adha (“Festival of the Sacrifice”) starts on Monday, 19 July. It is important to protect yourself and others during Eid al-Fitr prayers by:
- choosing to pray at home
- cancelling large gatherings
- wearing your mask
- using your own prayer rug
Healthy young people are not affected by COVID-19. It only harms and kills old or sick people.
The virus impacts older people and those with underlying conditions more heavily, but also harms and kills some healthy young people.
Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment
Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:
VIC Travel permit, Overseas 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
- News and information over 60 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus
- Relevant guidelines for your state or territory: NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, ACT, Tasmania.
- Information about the COVID-19 vaccine in your language.
Testing clinics in each state and territory:
Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory: