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NSW plunged into a 7-day statewide lockdown as the government scrambles to respond to a growing Covid threat

- August 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared a statewide lockdown of NSW late on Saturday afternoon as her government scrambles to stem the state’s rising Covid spread. As Sydney enters its eighth week of lockdown, the decision, just hours after the Premier announced tougher restrictions for Sydney residents, bigger fines for breaches and more police enforcement, in response… Read more »

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Everything you need to know about Victoria’s new post-lockdown business support package

- July 28, 2021 3 MIN READ

The Federal and Victorian governments will fund a joint support package to give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra help they need to recover from the recent lockdown. The new Victorian Business Support Package will deliver an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses, with funding to be split 50/50 between the Federal… Read more »

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Businesses that have taken a hit in Sydney’s lockdown will get up to $10,000 a week to pay staff

- July 13, 2021 4 MIN READ

NSW businesses and others hit by Sydney’s ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown will receive additional support from a financial support package announced by the NSW and federal governments. The funding aims to improve business cash flows and ease the pressure on small business owners and individuals. Prime minister Scott Morrison and NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian… Read more »

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Sydney tightens lockdown screws: Shop browsing banned, 10km travel limit to exercise with 2 person cap

- July 9, 2021 3 MIN READ

Travelling more than 10km from your home to exercise will be banned from 5pm tonight, July 9, amid a range of tightened lockdown rules announced by NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian today. From 5pm today (Friday, 9 July) the additional restrictions are: Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding members of the same household); People… Read more »

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Sydney stays in COVID lockdown for another week

- July 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

Sydney’s two-week lockdown will continue for another week to midnight, Friday, July 16, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced. The decision came following 27 new COVID-19 cases were identified in the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday. Only 13 of those cases were in isolation during their infectious period. NSW recorded 27 new locally acquired cases… Read more »

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Sydney’s lockdown looks set to continue for another week with students learning from home

- July 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

The two-week lockdown of Sydney and surrounding regions will reportedly continue for a third week, with students learning from home, according to media reports. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will officially announce the way forward at 11am on Wednesday, but the government appears to have already briefed major media that the stay-at-home order will continue for… Read more »

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CHRISTMAS PRESENCE: Victoria aims to relax lockdown restrictions slowly with a festive season goal of stage 1

- September 6, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Victorian government today announced the eagerly anticipated roadmap out of COVID-19 lockdown. It features several steps that reflect a much slower relaxing of restrictions than last time around. While the government has provided a provisional time frame for the various steps, it is data, not dates, that will determine when restrictions are actually eased.… Read more »