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COVID-19 update: Victoria to reopen construction sites, ACT records highest daily case number

Victoria announces vaccine mandate for authorised workers Source: AAP Image/Lukas Coch

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 1 October 2021.

  • Victoria announces vaccine mandate for authorised workers
  • NSW businesses to have continued access to financial support
  • Queensland records two new locally acquired cases


Victoria has recorded 1,143 new locally acquired cases and three deaths.

All workers on the Authorised Workers list will require the first dose of a COVID vaccine by 15 October to continue working on-site. They will need to be fully vaccinated by the latest 26 November.

From Tuesday, 5 October, construction sites can reopen with up to 25 per cent capacity, but workers must have had at least their first vaccine dose.

The Moorabool local government area will enter a seven-day lockdown from midnight.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

New South Wales

NSW has recorded 864 new locally acquired cases and 15 deaths.  

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet reassured eligible businesses that financial support will continue until 30 November, provided they meet certain requirements.

Grants will continue for micro-businesses – those with a turnover of less than $75,000 – but halved to $750 a fortnight.

A slimmed-down version of the JobSaver program will also remain available to businesses that have lost more than 30 per cent of their turnover.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today.

Australian Capital Territory

The territory has recorded 53 new locally acquired cases and two deaths.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said that 40 per cent of eligible Canberrans are not yet fully vaccinated, and that they are predominantly under the age of 40.

Click here to book your COVID-19 vaccination.  

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Victoria vs NSW case numbers

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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