New restrictions for all of regional NSW and Greater Sydney
Due to the significant increase in COVID-19 community transmission new restrictions are now in place for all of regional NSW and Greater Sydney.
This means the whole of NSW is now under stay at home orders. You must stay at home unless you have a reasonable excuse to leave.
You cannot have visitors to your home, including family and friends.
See the restrictions for where you live:
Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour
Local government areas (LGAs) of concern – including Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield and some suburbs of Penrith
Regional NSW including border communities.
New rules for moving around your local government area (LGA)
There are new rules to how far you can travel to buy food and essential goods and services, as well as for exercising.
Greater Sydney: You can travel up to 5kms from your home, even if it takes you outside your LGA. You can also travel anywhere within your LGA. Do not enter an LGA of concern. See map to calculate your 5km radius.
LGAs of concern: You must stay within 5kms of your home and you cannot travel outside your local government area. See map to calculate your 5km radius.
Regional NSW: You can travel up to 5kms from your home, even if it takes you outside your LGA. You can also travel anywhere within your LGA. If you need to buy essential goods and services that are not available locally, you may travel beyond your LGA or further than 5kms.
Increased fines for people breaking health rules
To help contain the current COVID-19 outbreak, on the spot fines issued by NSW Police have increased, these include:
$500 for failing to wear or carry a mask (18 years or older)
$1,000 for breach of a public health order
$3,000 for participating in an outdoor gathering of more than two people
$3,000 for breaching rules around leaving Greater Sydney to travel to regional NSW if you don’t meet the criteria
$5,000 for failure to self-isolate if diagnosed with COVID-19 or if you are a close contact of a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
New check-in card if you can’t check-in with your mobile phone
The new COVID-19 check-in card is a printed card with a QR code unique to you that has your contact details. It means you can easily check-in when you visit a business, simply present your card to a staff member who will scan it for you.
The check-in card isn’t mandatory. It’s another way to check-in to businesses if you don't have a mobile, or if you find it difficult to check-in with your mobile.
Checking-in is the best way for NSW Health’s contact tracers to advise you if you have been at a location at the same time as a confirmed COVID-19 case.
Once you've created your card, it can be posted to you, or you can download a printable version to print out at home. If you need help getting your COVID-19 check-in card please call Service NSW on 13 77 88.