04 October 2021

​Stay-at-home orders will be changed in a number of local government areas (LGAs) in regional NSW due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health risk.

Due to recent transmission of COVID-19, stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Gunnedah LGA from midnight tonight until 11 October. These stay-at-home orders also apply to anyone who has been in the Gunnedah LGA since 27 September.

Everyone in this area must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason, which includes shopping for food, medical care, getting vaccinated, compassionate needs, exercise and work or tertiary education if you can't work or study at home.

Stay-at-home orders for Cowra LGA will be lifted as scheduled from Tuesday 5 October at 12:01am and for Port Macquarie LGA at 11:59pm.

NSW Health will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 and will not hesitate to update its advice to protect the health and wellbeing of the people of NSW.

We urge people throughout NSW to continue to come forward for testing at the first sign of even mild symptoms. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

High vaccination rates are also essential to reduce the risk of transmission and protect the health and safety of the community.

Use the COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder to find your nearest vaccination clinic, or visit Get your COVID-19 vaccination.