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COVID-19 update: Tamworth enters lockdown in NSW as restrictions ease in regional Victoria

Health Workers at a drive-through COVID-19 vaccine hub in Melton, Monday, August 9, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Luis Ascui

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

  • Tamworth to enter lockdown, Byron Bay on high alert
  • Lockdown in regional Victoria ends from midnight tonight
  • Australia's first drive-through vaccination hub opens in Melbourne
  • Mandatory QR code check-in system announced in Tasmania

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 283 new locally acquired cases and one death. At least 64 cases were in the community while infectious. 

Tamworth will enter a seven-day lockdown from 5pm as several exposure venues have been identified after a positive case from Newcastle travelled to the area.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian also calls for increased testing in the Byron Bay area, where one man tested positive to COVID-19.

Find here the list of vaccination clinics.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 11 new locally acquired cases, all linked to the existing cluster.

Premier Daniel Andrews announces the end of lockdown for regional Victoria from 12:01am Tuesday 10 August and warns Melbourne residents not to travel within the state without a valid reason.

Australia's first drive-through vaccination hub has opened in Melton, in Melbourne’s west. Find here the list of vaccination centres.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • Queensland has recorded four new locally acquired cases. Find here restrictions in place for South East Queensland.
  • Lockdown in Cairns and Yarrabah will end at 4 pm on Wednesday 11 August. 
  • In Tasmania, all Uber and taxi services will be required to have a QR code check-in system from 6 pm on Friday 13 August.

 

 

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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