Three regional NSW native authorities areas are plunging into COVID-19 lockdowns

Three Central West New South Wales native authorities areas will imminently enter a seven-day lockdown over coronavirus fears.

NSW Well being on Tuesday evening introduced that stay-at-home orders could be launched from 12:01am Wednesday for the Orange, Cabonne and Blayney council areas, hours after a number of regional venues have been added to the state’s checklist of COVID-19 case areas.

The brand new venues embody an EG Fuelco Australia, an Officeworks and Pizza Hut in Orange, and a Woolworths at North Orange Procuring Centre.

The lockdown will apply to all individuals who both reside within the three council areas, or have been there on or after Saturday 17 July.

Everybody in these areas should keep at dwelling until it’s for a vital motive.

Extra data will likely be accessible tonight on the NSW Authorities web site.

— NSW Well being (@NSWHealth) July 20, 2021

Below the orders, they need to keep at dwelling aside from important causes, which embody searching for meals and different important items, accessing medical care and getting a COVID-19 vaccine, or collaborating in work or schooling the place they can’t achieve this from dwelling.

Train will solely be permitted in teams of two or much less, until they’re members of the identical family.

When not at dwelling, residents of the LGAs should put on masks indoors and in outside settings the place they can’t socially distance.

They are going to nonetheless be capable of attend weddings and funerals throughout a brief grace interval ending at 12:01am on Friday 23 July. Funerals will then be restricted to 10 folks.


COVID-19 testing clinics are open at Bathurst, Orange, Parkes, Blayney and Molong.

In a media launch on Tuesday evening, NSW Well being stated the federal government and well being consultants would proceed to watch the state of affairs and supply up to date data and recommendation.

“We perceive it is a tough time for the neighborhood and admire their ongoing persistence,” the assertion stated.

“It’s critical folks proceed to return ahead for testing to assist us discover any COVID-19 circumstances in the neighborhood.”

NSW reported 78 new locally-acquired COVID-19 circumstances on Tuesday.

Of the brand new circumstances reported within the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday, 21 have been infectious in the neighborhood and eight have been in isolation for a part of their infectious interval.

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