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Key points from NSW Health on COVID-19 for 26 August 2021

  • NSW recorded 1029 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Sadly three people have died. All were unvaccinated.
  • Thank you to the 136,000 people who came forward to be vaccinated yesterday. We have now reached 6.2 million vaccinations. We are sprinting towards our vaccination targets and doing better than expected. If you haven’t had your vaccine yet, please book in urgently at nsw.gov.au
  • Greater Western Sydney and Southwest Sydney still have over 80% of cases. Make sure you know the lockdown rules in your area and please adhere to the advice. Stay home unless you have to and assume you either have or will come into contact with the virus every time you leave your home.
  • If you are aged 16-39 and live in one of the suburbs of concern, you can access a priority vaccination. Appointments are still available, please visitPriority COVID-19 vaccination booking for 16 to 39 year-olds | NSW Government to book yours.
  • Regional lockdown restrictions have been extended to at least midnight on Friday 10 September.
  • From Monday 13 September there will be eased restrictions for fully vaccinated people: Those who live outside the LGAs of concern will be allowed outdoor gatherings of up to five people (including children, all adults must be vaccinated) in their LGA or within 5km from home. For people who live in the LGAs of concern, households with all adults vaccinated will be able to gather outdoors for recreation (including picnics) within the existing rules (for one hour only, outside curfew hours and within 5km of home). This is in addition to the one hour allowed for exercise.
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