Sydney’s lockdown has been extended to at least 28 August with a raft of changes to restrictions announced.
Three more local government areas have been added to a hard lockdown, which now includes an outdoor mask mandate and a 5km radius travel limit, as cases continue to increase in Sydney’s west and south-west. The stricter rules now cover eight LGAs; Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, Liverpool, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, Georges River and Campbelltown.
Outside those 8 LGAs, some construction work can resume after a two-week ban.
As of 5pm on 5 August, there will be a one-week lockdown in the Hunter and upper Hunter region. The local government areas impacted are Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Dungog, Singleton and Muswellbrook.
Here are the current Covid restrictions in place in New South Wales.