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COVID-19 update: NSW reaches the 70 per cent first dose vaccination target and eases exercise restrictions

The 12 local areas of concern in Sydney have been given back unlimited exercise. Source: AAP Image/Joel Carrett

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 2 September 2021.

  • New COVID sewage detections in southern NSW
  • Victoria records the highest daily jump in new cases this year
  • In ACT, 68 per cent of the population vaccinated
  • Queensland records one new case involving another truck driver

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,288 new locally acquired cases and seven deaths. The state is on track to achieve a 70 per cent vaccination rate with one dose by the end of the day.

From Friday 3 September, the one-hour exercise limit will be scrapped for residents from 12 local government areas of concern. Other restrictions will remain in place.

Fragments of COVID-19 detected in wastewater in Bega, Cooma, and the Illawarra Shoalhaven in Bomaderry, which is a concern as there are no known cases in these areas. 

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 


Victoria has recorded 176 new locally acquired cases, with 128 from the northern and western Melbourne areas. 

From 11.59 pm playgrounds will open for children under 12 with only one parent or carer. Playgrounds will have QR codes for checking in, and adults should not remove their masks to eat or drink. 

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT has recorded 12 new locally acquired cases, with at least eight in the community while infections. 

From Friday 3 September, Transport Canberra will be providing free transport on bus and light rail for anyone travelling to any ACT Government COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Click here to book your vaccination appointment. 

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • Queensland has recorded a second locally acquired case in two days, involving two truck drivers who are unlinked to each other.

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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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