Restrictions will be reintroduced for the Yass Valley Council area from 12:01am Tuesday, September 14 for two weeks.
One COVID case has been confirmed in the area following a recent positive sewage detection. Urgent investigations and contact tracing are underway.
Following updated health advice from NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant about the growing risk to the community, the stay-at-home orders will apply to all people who live in the Yass Valley Council area or have been there on or after Thursday, September 9.
Everyone in these areas must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason.
• Shopping for food or other essential goods and services;
• Medical care or compassionate needs
• If you are fully vaccinated, you can attend an outdoor gathering of up to five people for exercise or outdoor recreation so long as all those at the gathering aged 16 years or over are fully vaccinated.
• Work, or tertiary education, where you cannot work or study from home;
• To attend a wedding or a funeral. A maximum of 11 people can attend a wedding service and a maximum of 10 people can attend a funeral.
You must wear a face mask in all indoor or outdoor areas, other than a place of residence. This includes when you are on a street, in a park, at the shops or at work.
“It is vital people continue to come forward for testing to help us find any COVID-19 cases in the community. The government and health experts will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updated information and advice,” said Dr Chant.
“We understand this is a difficult time for the community and appreciate their ongoing patience.”
For more information visit nsw.gov.au/covid-19.