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COVID-19 update: Federal government announces vaccine passports from October

A member of the public scans a QR code to check into a seafood store in Bankstown, Sydney, Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Bianca De March

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 8 September 2021.


  • Fragments of the virus detected in the mid-north coast in NSW
  • Except in Shepparton, restrictions ease in regional Victoria
  • ACT urges Year 12 students to book their vaccine appointments by phone

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,480 new locally acquired cases, and nine deaths.  Out of nine people who have died, seven were unvaccinated.

Fragments of the virus have been detected in the Bonny hills area, while Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern, and Marrickville suburbs have also been flagged due to a rise case numbers. NSW Health urges residents in those areas to get vaccinated.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says 75 per cent of residents have now received the first dose of the vaccine, while 45 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded another day of 221 new locally acquired cases, with 98 linked to known outbreaks.

From midnight 9 September, lockdown will end in regional Victoria, except for Greater Shepparton, and the five reasons to leave home will no longer apply. 

There are over 10,000 AstraZeneca bookings available over the next week. Find a vaccination centre near you.

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT has recorded 20 new locally acquired cases, with at least 11 in the community while infections.

Year 12 students are urged to book a priority vaccine appointment before  17  September at the AIS Arena COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic by calling the booking line on  02 5124 7700.

Click here to book your vaccination appointment.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • The federal government has announced vaccine passports for international travel from October without clear indication on when Australia's borders will reopen.

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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