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COVID-19 update: NSW Premier hopes for 'COVID normal' by 1st December

Public arrives at the Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, after outdoor swimming pool were allowed to open today in Sydney, Monday, September 27, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Bianca De March

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 27 September 2021.


  • NSW outlines a three-staged roadmap out of lockdown
  • Victoria announces grants for GPs and pharmacies to boost vaccination effort
  • ACT records first COVID-related death in current outbreak

New South Wales

NSW has recorded 787 new locally acquired cases and 12 deaths.

Outdoor pools are permitted to re-open, and construction sites can now return to full capacity with COVID safety plans.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed that restrictions will further ease on 11 October and has announced adjustments to the 70 per cent roadmap, with regional travel now not allowed until the state reaches the 80 per cent double-dose vaccination target.

The premier outlined the roadmap for easing restrictions at the 80 per cent double dose target when the limit of fully vaccinated guests for weddings and funerals will be removed, community sport can resume and 10 people will be able to gather in a home.  

A third stage, "COVID Normal", has been set for 1 December, when it's expected the state will have reached 90 per cent double-dose vaccination.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 705 new locally acquired cases and one death.

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a series of grants available for GPs and community pharmacies in eleven local government areas with high case numbers and low vaccination rate, including Moreland, Brimbank, Cardinia, Casey, Darebin, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Melton, Whitlesea, Windsor, and Hume.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Australian Capital Territory

The territory has recorded 19 new locally acquired cases and one death.

In Canberra, two people will be able to visit another household and recreation time will be increased to four hours from 1 October.

Click here to book your COVID-19 vaccination.  

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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