This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 29 July 2021.
- NSW records the highest number of cases since the start of the pandemic.
- Victoria still investigates one unlinked coronavirus case.
- South Australia records two new cases.
- Another week of mandatory masks for Queenslanders.
New South Wales
NSW has recorded 239 new local cases of coronavirus and two deaths - a woman in her nineties and a man in his eighties, both from southwest Sydney. The source of infection of 126 cases is under investigation and only 81 were in isolation for their entire infectious period.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian says residents in the eight local government areas of concern of Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, Liverpool, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, Campbelltown and Georges River, will not be allowed to travel more than five kilometres from home.
Fines for not wearing a mask across NSW have also increased from $200 to $500. From tomorrow police will be given the power to close businesses that repeatedly flout the rules.
Find here the changed COVID-19 rules and restrictions.
The state has recorded six new locally acquired cases. All cases are linked to current Delta variant outbreaks and were in quarantine while infectious.
Health authorities are still trying to track down the source of a mystery case found yesterday.
Find the changed COVID safe measures.
Last 24 hours around Australia
- South Australia records two new locally acquired cases, both in quarantine while infectious.
- Residents in 11 local government areas across South East Queensland will be required to wear masks for another week.
Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment
Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:
VIC Travel permit, Overseas 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
- News and information over 60 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus
- Relevant guidelines for your state or territory: NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, ACT, Tasmania.
- Information about the COVID-19 vaccine in your language.
Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:
Testing clinics in each state and territory:
Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory: