In response to the evolving Delta outbreak, NSW will extend the current lockdown in Greater Sydney until the end of September, and introduce new rules targeting the
local government areas of concern, where the vast majority of new cases are emerging.
NSW Health and Police have worked together to develop a set of additional COVID controls for the state to reduce transmission and ensure compliance.
Additional rules for the
LGAs of concern:
12.01am Monday, 23 August the following additional rules will apply for residents and businesses in the LGAs of concern:
The following new restrictions around
authorised workers from the LGAs of concern will be introduced:
12.01am Monday, 23 August, workers from the Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland and Fairfield LGAs will no longer have to have been tested for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours to work outside their LGA.
Special powers will also be given to the NSW Police Force including:
Additional measures for Greater Sydney (including regional NSW until 28 August)
12.01am Monday, 23 August, the following additional rule will also be introduced for Greater Sydney (including regional NSW until 28 August) mask wearing will be mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising.
There have been a number of cases in Early Childhood Education and Care Services, so parents and carers across the state are strongly encouraged to keep their children at home, unless they need to be at those services.
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