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COVID-19 update: NSW opens up priority vaccinations and eases wedding restrictions

NSW Healths Dr Jeremy McAnulty (left) and NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard speak to each other during a COVID-19 press conference in Sydney, August 28, 2021 Source: AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi

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

  • NSW expands eligibility for priority COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Melbourne's west records 60 per cent of the state's new cases
  • ACT records 26 new locally acquired cases
  • New COVID-19 exposure sites in South Australia
New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,035 new locally acquired cases, with 714 coming from western and south-western Sydney. Two people, aged in their 70s and 80s, died.

In the local government areas of concern, the age range for the priority group has been extended, enabling 40-49-years-old to get the vaccination. Grocery and meat workers who don't live in the local government areas of concern but work in them are also now being prioritised.

NSW Health will ease restrictions on weddings, allowing five guests in attendance from 3 September.

 Authorised workers need to apply for a permit to travel to and from 12 government areas of concern. Book your vaccination appointment today.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 64 new locally acquired cases, with 49 linked to known outbreaks and 15 mystery cases.

Health Minister Martin Foley says Melbourne's western suburbs are areas of great concern, including Wyndham, Newport, Altona North and Hume.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • SA Health listed two petrol stations in Port Augusta and two in Ceduna as exposure venues after two truck drivers from NSW tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • From 24 September, anyone over 18 arriving from the ACT, NSW or Victoria will need to provide evidence they've had at least one dose of the vaccine before entering SA.

 

 

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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