NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Eight new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,045.
There were 11,050 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 14,135.
As of 12.01am this morning, new rules apply for people who arrive in NSW from New Zealand.
People who have been in Auckland in the past 14 days are now exempt from hotel quarantine, provided they get tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arriving in NSW. They must self-isolate in their accommodation until they receive a negative result.
NSW Health will follow up arrivals from Auckland if a negative test is not recorded for them, to inform them of their obligations.
If a person has only transited through Auckland Airport after flying from another part of NZ, they will not be required to quarantine or self-isolate on arrival in NSW.
NSW Health continues to monitor the situation and will update advice as appropriate to protect the NSW community.
With new cases being regularly detected among overseas arrivals, there is still a risk of COVID-19 spreading into the NSW community.
Although there have been no locally acquired cases for 54 days now, it is critical that everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours and come forward for testing if they have even the mildest of symptoms.
NSW Health is treating 53 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (89 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.
There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.
* notified from 8pm 10 March 2021 to 8pm 11 March 2021
** from 5 March 2021 to 8pm 11 March 2021
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.
Press conference - 12 March 2021