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COVID-19 update: NSW pleads with Aboriginal communities to get vaccinated, Victoria rushes with jabs for Year 12 students

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This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 7 September 2021.


  • Red Cross offers grants for Greater Sydney residents on temporary visas
  • A priority vaccine access scheme is underway for Year 12 students in Victoria
  • More vaccination and testing appointments for Canberrans with a disability
  • Zero new cases in South Australia and Queensland

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,220 new locally acquired cases, and eight deaths.

Director of Aboriginal Health at St Vincent's hospital Aunty Pauline Deweerd urges Aboriginal communities to get vaccinated as soon as possible as authorities are expecting a seven-day average of about 1,500 new cases in September.

Australian Red Cross offers a one-off $400 payment for people on temporary visas or without visas affected by the Greater Sydney lockdown through the Extreme Hardship Support Program.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded another day of 246 new locally acquired cases, bringing active cases to 1,786.

From today, as part of a 10-day priority access scheme, authorities are aiming to get all Year 12 students vaccinated with at least one dose before their final exams. Pfizer bookings opened for Year 12 students, teachers, exam supervisors and assessors on Monday, 6 September.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT has recorded 19 new locally acquired cases, with at least six in the community while infections.

The ACT Government is offering better access and more vaccination and testing appointments for people with a disability by moving the Access and Sensory Clinic to the Weston Creek Community Health Centre.

Click here to book your vaccination appointment.

 

 

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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