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COVID-19 update: Sydney’s tighter restrictions come into force

Workers conduct a deep clean at Carlton Public School in Sydney, Monday, August 23, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Joel Carrett

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 23 August 2021

  • In Sydney hotspots, measures now include a 9pm-5am curfew and limit of one hour exercise daily
  • Victoria records 22 mystery cases
  • ACT opens Pfizer registration for the 16-29 age cohort
  • South Australia launches home-based quarantine trial

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 818 new locally acquired cases, with at least 42 cases in the community while infectious. Three people in their 80s, who all had underlying health conditions, have died.

As of today, additional rules apply across Greater Sydney while workers from the Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland and Fairfield no longer need regular COVID-19 testing to work outside their local government areas.

Book today your vaccination appointment.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 71 new locally acquired cases, with 22 not linked to known outbreaks. Fifty-five cases were in the community while infectious.

Mystery cases were recorded in Essendon West, Camberwell, Thornbury, Fitzroy North, Maidstone and Sorrento.

Find here the list of exposure sites and the list of vaccination centres. 

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT has recorded 16 new locally acquired cases, three of which are under investigation. Three cases were in the community while infections.

Those aged 16 to 29 can now register for booking of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine through My Digital Health Record website.

Find here the list of exposure sites and check your eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination.

Last 24 hours around Australia 
  • Queensland records one locally acquired case in home quarantine.
  • South Australia launches a home quarantine trial, aiming to quarantine people at home rather than hotels, tracked with the help of geo-location and facial recognition software.

 

 

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:

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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