Test and Isolate
A COVID-19 Test and Isolate support payment of $320 is available to support eligible workers who are required to self-isolate and unable to work while waiting for a COVID-19 test result. Currently, to be eligible for this payment, workers must be older than 17 years and live in one of the local government areas of concern. Find information on eligibility here.
This new payment is an addition to the range of financial support packages available for individuals and businesses.
New LGA rules
In response to the evolving Delta outbreak, new rules in the local government areas of concern now apply. These new rules include curfews from 9pm to 5am, limiting outdoor exercise to one hour a day and the closure of certain retail premises except for click and collect. If you live alone (with no other adults in your home), you can have a nominated visitor in your home. If you live in an LGA of concern, you now need to register your visitor here.
Additional measures for Greater Sydney
Mask wearing is mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising. This applies for Greater Sydney, and also includes regional NSW.
Lockdown in regional NSW has been extended until at least 10 September.
Relief funds for COVID hotspot areas
During COVID-19, we understand that community-led initiatives are critically important in supporting our most vulnerable communities. That’s why local community organisations and groups are now eligible to apply for funding to deliver community-led grassroots projects supporting vulnerable members of our community.
Eligible organisations can apply for funding between $10,000 and $30,000 for their projects until Friday 3 September.
Priority Pfizer doses
People aged 16-39 who live in the local government areas of concern are now being given priority access to the Pfizer vaccine. If you are aged 16-39 and live in one of the suburbs of concern, you can access the priority vaccination program. Only people aged 16-39 can book through this scheme. All eligible members of our community are being urged not to waste this opportunity to protect themselves, their loved ones and our community. Book your priority vaccination here now.
Permits for regional travel
A new permit system is now in place for travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW. People travelling from Greater Sydney to regional NSW with a reasonable excuse to leave Greater Sydney now must have a permit, this includes for authorised workers travelling more than 50 km and for urgent repairs of a second home, or people who are relocating. For further information on COVID-19 rules, please see nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules
In language community messages
Watch in language videos from community leaders and health professionals, urging us all to work together to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities from COVID-19. These videos are available in the following languages:
Live in-language interpretations of the daily 11am COVID-19 update.
The NSW Government has partnered with SBS to provide live interpretations of the daily 11am (AEST) NSW Government COVID-19 update. Watch here:
Watch in Arabic via Facebook.com/sbsarabic24
Watch in Assyrian via Facebook.com/SBSAssyrian
Watch in Cantonese via Facebook.com/SBSCantonese
Watch in Khmer via Facebook.com/SBSKhmer
Watch in Mandarin via Facebook.com/sbschinese
Watch in Vietnamese via Facebook.com/SBSVietnamese
For more information
Updated information about COVID-19 in NSW, and translated resources and materials are available at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
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 www.healthdirect.gov.au
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.