This page has been established to provide the latest information on changes to our services due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as updates, alerts and resources to help during this time. It will be regularly updated as information comes to hand.
NSW Re-opening Plan
As of Monday, NSW will take its first steps towards reopening as the State has passed the 70 per cent double vaccination target.
With the first vaccination milestone being reached, the NSW Government is also easing a number of restrictions as part of the Reopening NSW roadmap, which will allow fully vaccinated adults to enjoy more freedoms from next Monday, October 11.
The changes to the 70 per cent roadmap from Monday, 11 October include:
- Up to 10 fully vaccinated visitors (not counting children 12 and under) to a home (previously five);
- Up to 30 fully vaccinated people will be able to attend outdoor gatherings (previously 20);
- Increasing the cap for weddings and funerals to 100 people (previously 50); and
- Indoor pools will also be re-opened for swimming lessons, squad training, lap swimming, and rehab activities.
On the Monday after the State clears the 80 per cent double vaccination hurdle further restrictions will be relaxed:
- Up to 20 visitors (excluding children 12 and under) to a home (previously 10);
- Up to 50 people will be allowed to gather outdoors (previously 20);
- Up to 3,000 people will be allowed to attend controlled and ticketed outdoor events (previously 500); and
- Nightclubs will be permitted to reopen for seated drinking only (no dancing), and masks will no longer be required in office buildings.
All roadmap freedoms at 70 and 80 per cent will continue to be for fully vaccinated people only.
Regional areas are those outside Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Shellharbour and the Central Coast.
Please see the full media release
with further details from the NSW State Government on the reopening plan.
Council encourages residents to check the associated state government website for your destination before you travel as you may need an entry permit.
Let’s do this – book your COVID-19 vaccination today
People across NSW are getting vaccinated in extraordinary numbers. Even during these challenging times, people are working together to protect themselves, their loved ones and our community. Each vaccination brings us closer to getting back to doing the things we love.
But our work is not yet done. We need many more people to step forward and get vaccinated now. COVID-19 vaccination with two doses reduces the chance of you spreading the virus to those around you and gives you around 90% protection against hospitalisation and death. It's also a way you can support our healthcare and essential workers who are caring and providing for those who need it most.
How to book your vaccination
Everyone 16 and over can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available at more than 2,000 GPs, pharmacies, Aboriginal Medical Services and NSW Health vaccination clinics across NSW. Speak to your local GP or pharmacist or visit nsw.gov.au to make a booking. Appointments are also now available for those aged 12 - 15 who are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, have health conditions, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or who live in a rural area.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free.
The risk of COVID-19 in the community is high. It can cause serious illness and death. You can’t predict who will get very unwell.
For the latest information visit nsw.gov.au or contact the National COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline on 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For a free telephone interpreter, ring TIS National on 131 450 (24-hour helpline) and say the language you need. Ask the interpreter to connect you to the COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline.
The sooner we are protected, the sooner we can get visitors to our regions, travel, and get family back home and our state back to business. Let’s do this, together.
For further information on restrictions and case alerts in NSW, please go to the NSW Health website
Stay COVID safe
Even as the COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more available to the NSW community, it is still important to practise COVID safe behaviour to protect yourself and others:
- Always check in and out wherever you can
- Get tested immediately if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. Self-isolate until you get a negative test result
- Stay home if unwell. Don’t attend any gatherings or have visitors to your home
- Wash your hands often, especially after touching common surfaces. Use hand sanitiser when out and about
- Gather outdoors or in large well-ventilated indoor spaces
- Physically distance where you can. If you cannot stay 1.5 metres apart, especially indoors, wear a mask.
Keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 case locations and information through the NSW Government website.