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COVID-19 update: In NSW, Lismore and Albury go into lockdown from 6pm today

The regional LGAs of Lismore and Albury will go into a seven-day lockdown from 6pm tonight, 16 September 2021. Source: AAP Image/Lukas Coch

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 16 September 2021.

  • In NSW, 12 regional LGAs out of lockdown
  • Victoria announces easing of some restrictions
  • ACT expands COVID-19 support grants
  • Queensland records one community case in home quarantine

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,351 new locally acquired cases and 12 deaths. Out of 12 people who have died, 10 were not vaccinated. 

From 6pm today, Lismore and Albury are going into a seven-day lockdown after testing showed a rise in cases. 

From 1 pm today, lockdown is lifted for Bega Valley, Blayney, Bogan, Cabonne, Dungog, Forbes, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Parkes, Singleton Snowy Monaro and Upper Hunter Shire.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 

Victoria has recorded 514 new locally acquired cases bringing the total number of active cases to 4,370.

As Victoria will reach 70 per cent first-dose target today, some restrictions will ease in Greater Melbourne and regional Victoria from midnight on Friday, 17 September.

Fully vaccinated residents will be allowed to gather outdoor in groups of five, while those with no vaccine or one dose will be limited to groups of two. Also, the radius for shopping and exercise will be increase from 5 to 10 kilometres.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Australian Capital Territory

The territory has recorded 15 new locally acquired cases with at least eight in the community while infectious. 

The Commonwealth and the ACT Governments have expanded the COVID-19 Business Support Grants and agreed to an additional COVID-19 Tourism, Accommodation Provider, Arts, Events and Hospitality Grant. Businesses can find further information and apply for the grants here

Click here to book your COVID-19 vaccination.                                                                                              

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  • The Northern Territory is aiming to have 80 per cent of its eligible population fully vaccinated by early November.
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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