The NSW Lockdown has been extended until at least Saturday, 28 August 2021.
Residents in regional NSW will remain in lockdown after premier Gladys Berejiklian extended the restrictions to align with great Sydney.
The lockdown for regional NSW was set to expire on Thursday night but given Covid-19 cases have been recorded as far west as Broken Hill the premier and deputy premier John Barilaro said they had no choice but to extend it to at least August 28.
The state recorded 681 cases overnight, it was revealed on Thursday.
“I want to announce, and the Deputy Premier will reinforce this, that given the outbreak in western New South Wales and a few cases elsewhere throughout the regions, at the lockdown in a regional New South Wales will align with the rest of New South Wales until at least August 28,” she said.
Of the 681 cases, 25 were from Western NSW, five were from Hunter New England, one was from Central Coast LHD, one was from the Mid North Coast LHD and one was from Southern NSW while five cases are yet to be assigned to a region.
Rural Lifestyle Options Australia's Murwillumbah office will remain closed during this time with office staff continuing to work remotely.
As a reminder, to prevent the spread:
🔹 Stay at home if you are sick;
🔹 If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested then isolate at home until you get the results and your symptoms resolve;
🔹 If you have to leave your home, stay 1.5 metres away from other people—think two big steps;
🔹 Wash your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitiser;
🔹 Leave a location if it is crowded.
If you have any concerns about your health, or are unsure if you need to get tested or isolate, or contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Rural Lifestyle Options Australia will continue to monitor the situation and advise of any further updates.