177 new NSW locally-acquired cases of COVID19 to 8pm last night : Gladys says 46 infectious in the community.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed Greater Sydney’s lockdown will be extended to August 28.
It’s the highest number of daily new infections recorded in the current Delta outbreak.
NSW Health said 46 cases were in the community while infectious and a further 22 cases were only in isolation for part of their infectious period.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian officially announced a four-week extension of the Greater Sydney lockdown which also applies to the Blue Mountains, Shellharbour, the Central Coast and Wollongong.
NSW recorded 177 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. At least 46 cases were infectious in the community.
Given low vaccination rates, the current stay at home orders will remain in place for another four weeks (until Saturday, 28 August at 12.01am) across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour.
If you are not vaccinated, please get vaccinated as soon as possible, especially if you live in an area of concern.
From midnight tonight (28 July) those in Greater Sydney must limit their shopping to within their Local Government Area (LGA) or, if outside their LGA, within 10km from home, unless the item is not available locally.
Specific advice for local government areas of concern:
From midnight tonight (28 July) Parramatta, Campbelltown and Georges River local government areas will be added to the already announced Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Blacktown and Cumberland local government areas, as areas of concern. Only authorised workers in these eight LGAs may leave their LGA for work. Authorised workers | NSW Government
From Saturday, 31 July all authorised workers from Canterbury-Bankstown LGA must get tested once every three days in order to leave their LGA for work.
People who live in the Fairfield and Cumberland LGAs but work outside these areas as health or aged care workers (including support services for health or aged care, such as cleaners, cooks and security providers) must be tested once every three days in order to be allowed to go to work outside their LGA.
These surveillance testing requirements will be enforceable from Saturday, 31 July. However, relevant workers will have from today to get their first test.
From 12.01am, Saturday, 31 July:
Construction in non-occupied settings (with no residents on-site) will re-open, subject to a one person per 4sqm rule. These low-risk construction sites must have COVID safe plans in place, compliance will be strictly enforced. Construction cannot resume in Parramatta, Campbelltown, Georges River, Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Blacktown and Cumberland local government areas, nor will construction workers be allowed to leave these areas for work.
Trades people, including cleaners who are able to work with zero contact with residents will also be allowed to resume (no more than two people inside and five outside). If contactless arrangements are not possible, work cannot go ahead. This work will not be allowed in Parramatta, Campbelltown, Georges River, Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Blacktown and Cumberland local government areas, nor will workers be allowed to leave these areas for work.
A singles bubble will also be introduced, allowing people who live alone to nominate one designated family member or friend to visit for companionship. Restrictions will apply for people in Parramatta, Campbelltown, Georges River, Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Blacktown and Cumberland local government areas