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Covid-19

Lockdowns will start to lift in regional NSW from Saturday, while double-vaxxed adults will also have some restrictions lifted: here’s what you need to know

- September 9, 2021 3 MIN READ

Lockdowns in some NSW regions outside of Sydney will be lifted on the weekend, provided they’ve had no Covid cases for 14 days. And stay-at-home orders for adults who’ve had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be lifted after NSW passes the 70% vaccination target, most likely in mid October. The changes are part… Read more »

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Covid-19

CURFEWS, CLOSURES, PERMITS, 4 MORE WEEKS: Sydney Covid restrictions clampdown grows as lockdown extends to October

- August 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

The current lockdown in Greater Sydney, which began on June 26, will now last until at least the end of September, with the NSW government adding further restrictions to the capital’s hotspots, including curfews. Masks will be mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising, everywhere in NSW from Monday, August 23 (including regional NSW… Read more »

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Covid-19

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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Covid-19

Morrison government chips in $750 million a week for NSW small businesses in lockdown

- July 28, 2021 3 MIN READ

The federal and NSW governments have upped the ante on support packages for small businesses following the extension of the current lockdown to August 28. The extended lockdown has moved both state and federal governments to deliver an expanded COVID-19 Business Support Payment to assist businesses that are doing it tough. Prime Minister Scott Morrison… 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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Covid-19

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 »