This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 27 July 2021.
- Walk-in vaccine clinics are open in Western Sydney.
- Victoria and SA end lockdown at midnight.
- No new cases in SA and Queensland.
- The vaccination rate is worryingly low for the over 60s.
New South Wales
New South Wales has recorded 172 new locally acquired cases, with at least 60 in the community while infectious. An apartment block is in Blacktown under police guard after six residents tested positive to COVID-19.
NSW Health offers AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to all community members aged 40 years and over at walk-in clinics across the Merrylands and Guilford areas in Western Sydney.
From tomorrow, over 18s can get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from pharmacists, says Premier Gladys Berejiklian urging everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Victoria has recorded 10 new locally cases, all in quarantine while infectious. The fifth lockdown is due to end at 11:59 pm AEST tonight, but some restrictions will remain for another two weeks.
Victorians are not allowed to have visitors in their homes, public gatherings are limited to 10 people, and mandatory face mask restrictions remain. Find here the latest COVID-19 restrictions.
Last 24 hours around Australia
- Wagga Wagga, Hay, Lockhart and Murrumbidgee are no longer included in Victoria’s cross-border bubble arrangement with NSW.
- Only about 15 per cent of over 60s have been fully vaccinated, according to Commonwealth data.
Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment
Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:
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
- 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: