There have been 130 locally acquired cases reported since June 16.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazard announced last Saturday that to protect the community from the evolving Covid-19 outbreak, stay-at-home orders were going to be extended from 6pm – until 11.59pm Friday, July 9 – across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong, giving the community only hours before being locked down.
“We have always indicated we will not hesitate to go further with restrictions to protect the people of NSW,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“We understand this is a difficult time for everyone, however we need to take these steps now to get on top of this outbreak.”
Cumberland Mayor Steve Christou said “it will be another tough time for our community and businesses, but we’ve proven we’re a strong and resilient community”.
And he also encouraged everyone to support local small businesses – “ensuring money stays locally and that we can recover faster.”
“Your rubbish and recycling will continue to be collected, childcare centres will still be running, and meals and wheels services will continue to service the most vulnerable in our community,” he said.
“Our environmental services, cleaning of public spaces and customer service will operate as normal. We’re also still offering our business support services through our business engagement team.”
Everyone must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason.
The reasons you may leave your home include:
Shopping for food or other essential goods and services;
Medical care or compassionate needs (people can leave home to have a
Covid-19 vaccination unless you have been identified as a close contact);
Exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer;
Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.
Community sport and weddings will also not be permitted. Funerals will be limited to one person per four square metres with a cap of 100 people, and masks must be worn indoors.
• CLOSE contacts should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days.
Sites include: Auburn Reading Cinema on Sunday, June 20, from 6:30pm (screening of Fast And Furious 9); and Burger and Salad Haus, Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday, June 24, 10.45-11.55am.
Casual contacts should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you get a negative result.
Sites include: Auburn Reading Cinema on Sunday, June 20, 6-10pm (screening of Fast and Furious 9); Merrylands Big Bun on Monday, June 21, 6.50-7.10pm; Big W – Stocklands Merrylands on Monday, June 14, 1.50-2.45pm; Dominos Pizza Merrylands on Monday, June 21, 6.20-6.50pm; and Oporto, Stocklands Merrylands Food Court on Monday, June 14, 2.40-2.45pm
Anyone who visited Stocklands Merrylands on Monday, June 14, 1-3pm should monitor for symptoms.