At a media briefing today, June 25, NSW Premier Gladys Berjeklian announced that people who live or work in four Sydney local government areas will go into lockdown after NSW recorded 22 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 today.
The affected local government areas (LGAs) are:
- City of Sydney
People who live in those areas, or have worked in those areas in the past fortnight, will be permitted to leave home only for four reasons, effective from 11:59pm today until at least 11:59pm on Friday, July 2:
- Shopping for food or other essential goods and services
- Medical care or compassionate needs
- Exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer
- Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home
The 65 cases linked to the Bondi cluster which began with an unvaccinated limousine driver who transported international flight crew.
The Premier Ms Berjeklian said that her government needed to firm up restrictions as the ultra-infectious Delta COVID-19 variant has been spreading through Sydney for over a week.
"Please know that this is in order for us to ensure that this doesn't take a hold for weeks and weeks and we believe this is a proportionate response to the risk," she said.
The other restrictions and rules which are to protect the community from COVID-19 apply to the Greater Sydney region which includes the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour Local Government Areas.
*4square metre social distancing
*masks mandatory in public transport and indoor venues
*no singing or dancing, unless by the choirs only; up to 20 people allowed to dance as performers in weddings
*up to 5 only visitors to households
*gym classes limited to 20 people.