Info re COVID-19 - Restrictions, Rules, Cases, Testing, Vaccination, Legal Issues, Apps

If you have cold or flu like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, even if these are mild, you should get tested for COVID-19 ASAP and stay at home until you receive a negative result.  Please do not attend a medical service without ringing ahead to ensure appropriate COVID-safe arrangements can be made.  
Testing at public COVID-19 clinics is free, quick and easy. No Medicare card is required. Most people in NSW receive their test results within 24 hours.

Restrictions & Rules

NSW Government COVID-19 Home Page

- Public Health Orders & Restrictions - the Minister for Health and Medical Research has made a number of Orders, under section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010

- What you can and can't do under the Rules & Restrictions in NSW

Authorised Workers - list of workers authorised to travel outside their local government areas of concern if they are required to leave home for work, rules for leaving your LGA, travel registration requirements

- Visitors & Gatherings at Home

- Interstate Travellers

Face Mask Rules

- Stay at Home Order available in 60 languages 


Map of NSW Case Locations

Australian Goverment Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) current situation and case numbers - in Australia and across the world


Testing Requirements for Greater Sydney workers

Find a Testing Clinic 


- Information about the vaccines and the rollout

Getting vaccinated in NSW

- Get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination


Getting a COVID-19 vaccine if you are not eligible for MedicareInformation for people with disability about COVID-19 vaccines 

Freedoms for fully vaccinated people

Community Support

Macquarie Newsletter 4 Sep 2021 (PDF) - Susan Templeman MP, Federal Member for Macquarie

Local Community Service Delivery Arrangements

COVID-19 check-in card for people not using a Smart Phone

- DCJ Housing, Community Housing & Specialist Homelessness Services arrangements and contacts

Blue Mountains City Council Community Safety Coronavirus (COVID-19) - service delivery arrangements, updates, closures, etc.

Support with Food

- Financial Support

- Domestic Violence

- Mental Health

Legal Issues

- Lockdown Laws:  COVID-19 Rules and Polic Powers in NSW - Redfern Legal Centre

On-the-Spot Fines - COVID-19.  Your Review RIghts and Payment - Redfern Legal Centre

You can get advice about appealing a COVID-19 fine from:


Service NSW COVID Safe Check-in app - use to scan QR codes when checking in and out of venues/shops/businesses.  Download in the Apple App Store or Google Play

NSW School Updates app - allows parents and carers to receive operational status updates for NSW public schools.  Download in the Apple App Store or Google Play