Sydney Lockdown Extension Confirmed by Berejiklian

It has been announced that Sydney’s lockdown has been extended for another week, expected to end at 11.59pm on Friday 16 July.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement on Wednesday, just days before the two-week lockdown was scheduled to end.

The lockdown extension is for Greater Sydney region, including the entire metropolitan area, Wollongong, the Central Coast, Shellharbour, and the Blue Mountains.

And the decision means students in Greater Sydney will be required to attend classes online next week from Tuesday to Friday.

Regional schools will reopen for face-to-face learning as planned on 13 July for term three.

Sydney lockdown extension confirmed

The Sydney cluster, which began in June, has seen 330 confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout Sydney. On Wednesday, there were 27 cases overnight.

Residents will only be allowed to leave your home for the following reasons:

Work if you can’t work from home

Exercise in groups of 10 or less outdoors

Education if it can’t be done from home

To buy essential goods or services

To provide essential care to someone

For a more detailed breakdown of current restrictions, please visit the NSW Government website.

For a full list of COVID-19 case locations, you can search the full list of suburbs here.

And it kind of goes without saying but the recommendation is still firmly in place: If you’re feeling unwell, stay home and get tested. You can find a testing clinic near you here.

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