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Coronavirus Australia: New restrictions announced in Greater Sydney as lockdown is extended

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New restrictions on shopping, more council areas forced to stay inside and some construction workers free to work: Everything you need to know about NSW’s four week extended lockdown

Sydney’s stay-at-home orders has been extended for another four weeks to curb the spread of the highly-contagious Delta strain with a raft of new restrictions in place. 

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a number of changes to restrictions in Greater Sydney on Wednesday as the lockdown is extended to August 28. 

The state recorded another 177 cases of the virus overnight, with the premier announcing 46 of those cases were infectious in the community.

Which LGA’s are not allowed to leave their homes? 

Ms Berejiklian has said she will blockade three more local government areas – Parramatta, Campbelltown and Georges River – from 11.59pm on Wednesday night in an attempt to contain the virus’ spread. 

This means non-essential workers in those local government areas will join those in Fairfield, Cumberland, Canterbury-Bankstown and Blacktown in being unable to leave their local area for work. 

Only essential workers who have a valid exemption will be allowed to leave those LGAs for work. 

Do I need to get tested for Covid-19 to leave home for work? 

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