Yesterday, the NSW Government announced that the current COVID-19 restrictions and stay at home rules will be extended for another week until 11:59pm on Friday, 16 July.

The same restrictions currently in place across both Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour and regional NSW will remain in place until this time.

You must stay home and only leave your home if you have a reasonable excuse.

If you must leave home, stay within your local area. Do not travel outside your local area if you can avoid it.

For translated materials about the extended stay at home orders, please see here. 
Visitors in the home

Generally, visiting another person is not a reasonable excuse to leave your home. Certain people can visit a home in certain circumstances, including for emergency or compassionate reasons.

For translated resources about visitors in the home, please see here. 

We need to continue to remind our friends, family, colleagues, neighbours and communities, that anyone even with the mildest of symptoms must get tested. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell, loss of taste.

Testing at public COVID-19 clinics is free, quick and easy. No Medicare card is required. Most people in NSW receive their test results within 24 hours.

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations in NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit or speak to your GP confidentially about getting tested.

For multilingual factsheets and resources about testing in your language, see here.

For more information
Updated information about COVID-19 in NSW, and translated resources and materials are available at

If you think you have COVID-19 or you have a question related to your health, you can speak to a registered nurse by calling 1800 020 080 or go to

Call 13 77 88, available 24/7 for all questions that are not related to your health. To speak to an interpreter in your language call 13 14 50.