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COVID-19 update: NSW tightens lockdown restrictions

Central business district in Sydney Source: AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

Central business district in Sydney Source: AAP Image/Dan HimbrechtsThis is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 17 July 2021.

  • Victoria's new 19 cases linked to existing clusters

New South Wales 

From 11.59 pm today until 30 July, residents in the local government areas of FairfieldCanterbury-Bankstownand Liverpool will not be allowed to leave those regions for work unless they are healthcare workers or members of the emergency services.

Across Greater Sydney, from 11.59 pm today, non-essential retail premises will be required to close, although click and collect, takeaway, and home delivery services can still operate. 

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.

New South Wales has recorded 111 new local coronavirus cases, and a man in his late-80s has died in South-Eastern Sydney. 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

Victoria has recorded 19 new local coronavirus cases. All cases have been linked to existing clusters. The total number of active cases in Victoria is 54.

There are now more than 150 new exposure sites, including several in regional Victoria. 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
  • There were no community transition cases in Queensland in the last 24 hours.

  • For the first time Coronavirus fragments have been detected in Northern Territory wastewater outside the Howard Springs and Royal Darwin Hospital. 


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 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service's translated:
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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