Latest COVID-19 updates:

Jobs to flow as restrictions eased on pubs and restaurants

Jobs to flow as restrictions eased on pubs and restaurants

Pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants across the state will soon be able to have up to 50 customers, subject to strict rules, as COVID-19 restriction are eased. The move is about safely bringing back thousands of jobs and has been widely welcomed by businesses and the...

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Funding to keep local councils moving during COVID-19

Funding to keep local councils moving during COVID-19

Key community infrastructure across rural and regional NSW will be supported as part of a $1.8 billion boost from the Federal Nationals in Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said he would be meeting with local...

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Students return to classrooms across the state

Students return to classrooms across the state

NOTE: Picture taken prior to social distancing restrictions. Schools across rural and regional NSW have welcomed back their students to fulltime classes in public schools. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said he was thrilled that life was getting...

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Keeping Little Wings in the air

Keeping Little Wings in the air

Sick children in regional and rural NSW will be able to continue to access free professional flight and ground transport services thanks to a $200,000 boost from the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor announced the...

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Vehicle sanitation trialled in Dubbo

Vehicle sanitation trialled in Dubbo

Enhanced safety measures for point-to-point transport providers such as taxis and hire vehicles are being rolled out in Dubbo with the trial of a free vehicle sanitisation station. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Dubbo was the...

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Regional holidays allowed from June 1

Regional holidays allowed from June 1

People will be able to take a holiday anywhere across the state from June, re-opening regional communities to tourism. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro said while regional NSW will welcome visitors with open arms, holidaymakers should call their...

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State and federal governments are continuing to respond to the developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

It is vital that people take advice from official sources (see links above).

You can also call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Fact sheets for specific situations can be found at the bottom of this page. Scroll down to find out how to keep your family, friends and community safe during the outbreak.

 

Stay safe

The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is the same way you would protect yourself from
catching flu or other respiratory illness: 

  • clean your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60 per cent alcohol
  • cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or with tissue
  • avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • stay home if you are sick

Official NSW Health advice

Limiting exposure

A number of large events have been cancelled or postponed to limit the risk of infecting others, and all entrants to Australia, including returning residents and citizens, are required to self-isolate for 14 days. The NSW Government will continue to support the Federal Government in implementing this requirement.

    Government response

    Both State and Federal Governments have also prepared a number of responses to the virus:

      Update on restrictions 

      Certain facilities and activities are restricted to prevent the spread.

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      Social distancing

      What it means and how it can reduce the risk of infection.

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      Cost of living support

      Browse NSW Government rebates and savings on offer.

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      Schools and childcare

      Latest updates on COVID-19 and public schools, universities and childcare centres.

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      Community advice

      How to maintain a healthy, connected local community.

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      Government payments and services

      Information about social welfare payments and other assistance.

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      $320 billion economic response

      More economic help for businesses and individuals.

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      Dealing with COVID-19 for business

      Call the ATO on 1800 806 218 for emergency support information.

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      Payments if you can’t work while isolated

      Information for people who can’t work due to quarantine or self-isolation.

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      NDIS participants, providers and carers

      Advice and information for NDIS participants and providers.

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