Tighter Restrictions for NSW Lockdown Announced


Today, Friday 9th July 2021, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that due to the growing number of infectious cases in the community and unlinked cases of community transmission, COVID-19 restrictions will be tightened across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour. 44 new local COVID-19 cases were reported today, the highest the State has seen.


From 5pm today (Friday, 9 July) the following additional restrictions will be in place:

  • Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding members of the same household);
  • People must stay in their Local Government Area or within 10kms of home for exercise and outdoor recreation, with no carpooling between non-household members; (Note: Tradies are allowed to carpool when travelling for the purpose of essential work, masks must be worn.)
  • Browsing in shops is prohibited, plus only one person per household, per day may leave the home for shopping;
  • Funerals are limited to ten people in total (this will take effect from Sunday, 11 July).


The four reasons to leave your home remain in place:

  • Shopping for food or other essential goods and services (one person only);
  • Medical care or compassionate needs (only one visitor can enter another residence to fulfil carers’ responsibilities or provide care or assistance, or for compassionate reasons);
  • Exercise with no more than 2 (unless members of the same household)
  • Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.


Restrictions in regional NSW will remain unchanged.

View the full press release here.

An in-depth description of the current restrictions can be found here.

Find an explanation of QR code rules here.

How to register as a COVID safe business can be found here.


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