This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 7 August 2021.
- LGA of Armidale in NSW will go into a seven-day lockdown from 5pm today
- The number of exposure sites across Victoria continues to grow
- Queenslanders will have to wait until Sunday to know if the lockdown will be lifted
New South Wales
The New South Wales COVID-19 crisis intensifies after the state recorded 319 new locally acquired cases, with at least 51 of them in the community while infectious.
210 of the 319 cases are in south-west Sydney.
The NSW authorities have also reported five more deaths overnight. None of these five people were vaccinated.
The local government area of Armidale in regional NSW is about to enter into a week-long lockdown from 5pm today until 12:01am on Sunday, August 15.
Find here the list of vaccination clinics.
Victoria has recorded 29 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, none in quarantine while infectious. All the cases are linked to current outbreaks.
Health authorities have warned that the number of exposure sites may grow in Victoria. Four schools in Melbourne are now linked to positive cases.
Find here the list of exposure sites.
Queensland has recorded 13 new locally acquired cases, all linked to the current Indooroopilly cluster. The number of active cases in Queensland is 144.
Chief Health Officer, Doctor Jeannette Young, says she will wait until Sunday morning to see the day’s figures to decide if the southeast’s lockdown will lift as planned, at 4pm on Sunday.
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 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
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.
- 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.
Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:
Testing clinics in each state and territory:
Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory: