Friday 20 August 2021
The NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, has announced that Greater Sydney will remain in lockdown until the end of September.
This will not apply to Shellharbour and the Central Coast, which will be classified as regional areas.
From 127,590 tests in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night, NSW recorded 642 new COVID-19 cases.
Curfew for Sydney LGAs of concern
A curfew will be introduced from Monday 23 August for the Greater Sydney LGAs of concern: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and some suburbs of Penrith.
Residents in those areas cannot leave home between 9.00pm and 5.00am unless for authorised work.
An outdoor mask mandate will come into effect on Monday 23 August, unless exercising. Exercise is limited to one hour a day for residents in the LGAs of concern.
Permits for travel to Regional NSW
A permit system for some travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW will take effect from 12.01am on Saturday 21 August.
Permit applications will be made available on the Service NSW website by midnight tonight. Details of the permit system are not yet published on the NSW Government website, but AMIC has located a media release on the permit for Regional NSW.
COVID-19 help for businesses
Service NSW is helping businesses impacted by COVID-19. For information on business support and financial support click here >
To keep up to date, as and when updates are published (they can be delayed), visit NSW Government COVID-19 updates >
Please ensure your COVID-Safe plans and QR codes are in place, and contact AMIC if you have any questions, we are here to help.