To protect the people of NSW from COVID-19, new restrictions will be introduced for the Yass Valley Council area from 12.01am Tuesday 14 September for two weeks.
A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the area today (Monday), following a recent positive sewage detection. Urgent investigations and contact tracing are underway.
Following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant about the growing risk to the community, stay-at-home orders will apply to all people who live in the Yass Valley Council area or have been there on or after Thursday 9 September.
Everyone in these areas must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason.
The reasons you may leave your home include:
You must wear a face mask in all indoor or outdoor areas, other than a place of residence. This includes when you are on a street, in a park, at the shops or at work. There are limited exceptions, such as where you are in a vehicle with members of your household or your nominated visitor ('singles bubble'), when exercising, when eating or drinking, and in emergencies.
It is vital people continue to come forward for testing to help us find any COVID-19 cases in the community. The government and health experts will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updated information and advice.
We understand this is a difficult time for the community and appreciate their ongoing patience. For more information visit the NSW Government website.