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COVID-19 update: NSW, Queensland authorities urge people to stay at home

Zahanati ya chanjo ya AstraZeneca bila miadi katika kitongoji cha Wattle Grove, NSW Source: AAP Image/Joel Carrett

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 3 August 2021.

  • NSW aims to vaccinate 6 million people by the end of August.
  • Queensland's active cases climb to 47.
  • Victoria records four new cases.
  • Federal Government offers additional COVID support payment.

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 199 new locally acquired cases, with at least 50 in the community while infectious.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant reminds people not to visit the eight local government areas unless absolutely necessary.   

Premier Gladys Berejiklian wants the state to record 6 million jabs by the end of August. So far, 3.9 million doses have been administered. 

Queensland

Queensland has recorded 16 new locally acquired cases, all linked to the existing cluster.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young appeals to residents from the 11 local government areas to stay at home and get tested as soon as they notice any symptoms.

Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski says police so far have issued 70 infringement notices and arrested 21 people who did not comply with public health orders.

Find here the nearest COVID-19 testing centre. Find here more coronavirus resources in your language.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • Victoria has recorded four new locally acquired cases, all linked to existing outbreaks and were in quarantine while infectious.

  • Those who have lost at least 8 hours of work due to state public health orders are eligible for COVID-19 Disaster Payment in addition to their regular payment. Claims for this additional support open today. 

 

 

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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