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NSW Health COVID-19 Key Points for Monday 9 August

  • NSW recorded 283 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. At least 64 cases were infectious in the community.
  • Stay at home orders will be introduced for the Tamworth Local Government Area from 5pm today until Tuesday 16 August.
  • We are asking people not to seek exceptions to the rules, but to ensure they comply with them so we do not see further cases of COVID-19 in the community.
  • A case has been notified overnight in the Byron area. Everybody in this area should immediately isolate and have a COVID-19 test if they have even the mildest of symptoms.
  • Due to an increase in community transmission in recent days, 12 suburbs in the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) are now part of areas of concern, along with the 8 previously identified LGAs, and have additional restrictions in place. These suburbs are Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair, and St Mary’s.
  • People in these suburbs must only obtain food or other goods and services, and exercise, within 5km of their home. You cannot travel to other areas for work unless you are an authorised worker.  Full details of the additional restrictions are available at www.nsw.gov.au
  • Please get vaccinated – vaccination reduces your risk of hospitalisation and death from COVID-19, it also reduces your chance of spreading it to your loved ones.
  • The delta strain spreads from person to person really easily. If one person in your household gets COVID-19, you will likely all get it. It is important that you get tested early and isolate properly.
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