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COVID-19 Update: NSW passes 80 per cent vaccination target as Victoria announces $21 million campaign

Picha za wafanyakazi wa mstari wa mbele zamulikwa kwenye paa za Sydney Opera House na umma wa NSW ulio chanjwa kuadhimisha kufikisha lengo la 80% ya chanjo. Source: AAP/DEAN LEWINS

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 19 October 2021.

  • Victoria announces a $21 million package to boost vaccination rates
  • Increasing number of cases in regional NSW a cause for concern
  • ACT announces relaxation in restrictions

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 1,749 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections and 11 deaths.

89.4 per cent of the over-16 population in the state has received their first dose of vaccination, and 67.2 per cent both.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced a package of $21 million to boost vaccination, including more pop up vaccination clinics, booking appointments, transportation and alternatives wherever needed in the community.

The Victorian government confirmed it would add shorter isolation to its list of rule amendments when the state reaches 70 per cent double-dose vaccination target.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 

New South Wales  

New South Wales recorded 273 new locally acquired cases and four deaths.

Just under 75 per cent of children between 12-15 years of age have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination, while 35.5 per cent have been completely vaccinated.

The state has also surpassed its 80 per cent full vaccination target of the over-16 population.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Kerry Chant said that the rising number of cases in regional areas remains a concern and urged the community to get vaccinated.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

ACT

ACT recorded 24 new cases, 21 of which are linked to the current outbreak.

The territory has announced relaxations in COVID-19 restrictions as a response to 80 per cent full vaccination of the population aged 12 and over.

All retail, both essential and non-essential, will be permitted to open from 11:59pm on Thursday 21 October.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 

Last 24 hours around Australia

  • Queensland has unveiled plans for domestic and international travel to the state when it reaches 70%, 80% and then 90% of the eligible population fully vaccinated.

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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