COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE
As at 29 June 2021
The NSW Government is continually monitoring the status of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the community and restrictions relating to travel and public gatherings are in place.
Until 11.59pm Friday 9 July, everyone in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour is subject to stay at home orders. There are only four acceptable reasons to leave your house: to travel for necessary work or education; outdoor exercise (in groups of 10 or fewer); for medical care or to provide care or compassion to a relative; and buying essential goods or services. Masks are compulsory on public transport and in all indoor non-residential settings. People across NSW should only enter Greater Sydney for essential purposes.
Requirements are changing, and each state or territory has its own permits and travel restrictions for residents and travellers from NSW.
As of 5 February 2021, visitors arriving in NSW from ‘affected areas’ and ‘areas of concern’ must complete a self-declaration form and may be required to get tested for COVID-19 and/or self-isolate.
Please check NSW.gov.au for the latest information: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/border-restrictions
Anyone visiting other states from NSW must comply with the border crossing and isolation or quarantine requirements in the state they are travelling to.
Read more about travelling to and from NSW here.
Visitors and businesses must follow the latest health advice in terms of physical distancing, practicing good hygiene, and staying home if feeling unwell.
A breach of the Public Health Orders in NSW may result in a fine or penalty.
At this time, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members are permitted to travel to Australia. All travellers arriving in Australia must self-isolate in a designated facility (such as a hotel) for 14 days in their port of arrival. See Australian Border Force for more information.
An international travel ban is in place for all Australian citizens and permanent residents with few exceptions (including the New Zealand travel bubble).
Health and Hygiene
Masks are mandatory in certain indoor setting in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Central Coast. Outside of these areas, NSW Health recommends wearing a mask in indoor settings where physical distancing is hard to maintain, such as on public transport or in supermarkets.
Good hygiene and physical distancing recommendations include:
- Washing your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub
- Covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow
- Staying home if you are sick
- Practicing physical distancing by standing two arm lengths apart (1.5m) at all times