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COVID-19 update: NSW unveils roadmap to freedom

Members of the public wait in line at a Covid-19 vaccine pop-up vaccination clinic at Marrickville, Sydney, Thursday, September 9, 2021. Source: AAP

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 9 September 2021.

  • Lockdown lifted in parts of regional NSW
  • Police set to prevent unauthorised travel to regional Victoria
  • ACT changes Check In CBR app
  • Queensland has recorded one new locally acquired case

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,405 new locally acquired cases, and five deaths.  

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has outlined freedoms from the Monday after NSW passes the 70 per cent double vaccination target for adults who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The stay-at-home rule will no longer apply, and up to five visitors will be allowed in a home where all adults are vaccinated. Hospitality venues, retail stores, sporting facilities and personal services such as hairdressers and nail salons will reopen under the one person per 4sqm rule.

From 11 September, lockdown will end for parts of regional NSW which have recorded zero new cases for at least 14 days.  

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 


Victoria has recorded another day with 324 new locally acquired cases, with 107 linked to known outbreaks.

Victoria Police to increase its presence to stop residents from Melbourne heading to the country once regional areas ease out of lockdown on 9 September.

Fines for breaching the rules and attempting unauthorised travel to regional areas can be up to $5,5000.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT has recorded 15 new locally acquired cases, with at least eight in the community while infections. 

The latest update of the Check In CBR app allows push notifications to be sent to those who have checked in at an exposure site. Also, a card with a QR code is available for anyone who does not have a smartphone.

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:

South Australia 
Western Australia 
Northern Territory 

Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

South Australia 
Western Australia 
Northern Territory

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