Important Information about NSW COVID-19 lockdown (stay at home restrictions)
STAY ON COUNTRY, STAY AT HOME, STAY SAFE

In some parts of New South Wales there are currently COVID-19 lockdown restrictions (stay at home orders) in place to keep us and our communities safe from spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please click on NSW below to find out the latest information about COVID-19 lockdowns.

New South Wales

    Greater Sydney must stay at home 

Everyone in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Shellharbour must stay home unless you have a reasonable excuse or for essential reasons.

If you need help in NSW you can contact
Service NSW 24 hours, 7 days a week on 13 77 88

Call the national coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080 (24/7) 

Call the Coronavirus Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787

What does this mean?

If you live in, usually work in, or usually go to a school, TAFE or university in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour you must stay home. This is called a lockdown to help keep us and our communities safe from spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19).

You can leave your home to:

Go to the shops to get essential items like groceries and things that you need.
Only 1 person who lives in your house can go to the shops at a time. You must stay in your local government area for shopping or within 10km from your home.

Go to the Dr or get your medicine
If you are feeling unwell with cold or flu symptoms it is a good idea to call your doctor first

Get a COVID-19 test
Find a testing clinic in NSW here

Go to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment
Find out about getting a COVID vaccine and book an appointment at a COVID vaccine hub here or call your Doctor to make an appointment

Exercise outside
You can exercise outside with 1 other person. You may stay close to home when you exercise (within 10km)

Essential and authorised work outside if your home
Your boss will tell you if you are an essential or authorised worker. Everyone else should stay at home to work if they can.

If you leave home you must wear a mask.

Click on the button below to find out the latest info about the COVID-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney and what you can and can’t do on the NSW Government website.

Find out more

 

    Additional restrictions for 5 Sydney LGA’s

If you live in one of these LGA’s additional restrictions apply to you to keep you and your community safe from COVID-19.

  • Canterbury Bankstown LGA
  • Parramatta LGA
  • Cumberland LGA
  • Campbelltown LGA
  • Georges River LGA

 

Click on the button below to find out the latest info about the COVID-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney and what you can and can’t do on the NSW Government website.

Find out more

 

If you live in other parts of regional or rural NSW there are COVID safe measures in place to protect these communities.

 

Click on the button below to find out the latest info about COVID-19 restrictions in regional and rural NSW on the NSW Government website.

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I LIVE IN ANOTHER STATE OR TERRITORY, AM I IN LOCKDOWN TOO?

If you do not live in an area that is affected by a COVID-19 lockdown, you can find more about keeping safe and what you can and can’t do by using the COVID-19 restriction checker.

Click on the button below to go to the COVID-19 restriction checker.

Check COVID-19 restrictions where I live

National Disability COVID-19 Information Helpline

1800 643 787

This is a free Disability Information Helpline for people with disability, their families and carers who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

National Coronavirus Helpline

 1800 020 080

Call this line if you need help or more info about Coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24/7.

For translating or interpreting services, call 131 450

If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing
Call 000 for urgent medical help.

How to protect yourself, Elders, family and community from Coronavirus and keep safe.

For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine, you can call the Information helpline on 1800 020 080

What is this COVID vaccine about?

Scientists from around the world have worked together to develop a vaccine (the jab) to protect people from getting sick with coronavirus (COVID-19). The Australian government has purchased this vaccine from overseas, and is making some here as well, so that there is enough for everybody in Australia to help keep us safe.

When can I get the jab?

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone, but some people need to be protected first.

Elders, Mob with disabilities over 16  and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people age 16-49 can get the vaccine now.
For everyone else, you can check if you are eligible to get the vaccine here

How do I get the jab?

You can make a time to get the vaccine from a Vaccine hub, your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Centre or your Doctor.
Find out more about how to get the vaccine here

Know your rights

You have the right to find out more information about the vaccine before you decide to get it.

Where can I find out more?

Download our factsheet

You can have a yarn with your health service or your Doctor about the vaccine.

The Australian Government have more information about the jab on the Department of Health website

health.gov.au/covid19-vaccines  or you can call 1800 020 080

Australian Government Vaccine Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 

What is Coronavirus (COVD-19)?

Coronavirus is a contagious virus that travelled here from overseas and is affecting the whole world. It is like a very bad flu or a cold and it can be passed very quickly from one person to another. Having knowledge about Coronavirus helps to stop it from being shared around.

Symptoms

Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat, feeling tired, shortness of breath and trouble breathing.

If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.

Coronavirus information video – Auslan

This video explains Coronavirus information in Auslan and how to reduce the risk of spreading or contracting the coronavirus or Covid-19.

When to get tested

You should be tested if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus or if

  • You have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days
  • You have lived in or visited an area where there is a higher risk of community transmission

COVID-19 tests are free. You can get tested in a COVID-19 testing clinic, contact your doctor or local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services to find out what to do and arrange for the test or You can call the National Coronavirus Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week on (freecall) 1800 020 080 for help, to find out where to get tested and to talk about symptoms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

NDIA INFORMATION

The NDIA have made some changes to support NDIS participants and providers during this time. Find out more here

Read the latest advice and changes from the NDIS  here 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information helpline

1800 020 080

You can have a yarn with your Health Service or your Doctor about the vaccine.

The Government have more information about the vaccine on the Department of Health website

 

Download our Factsheet
Government Health Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for people with disability 

The Australian Government Department of Health has created some factsheets with information about Coronavirus.

Check out the factsheets

COVID-19: Ethical decision-making for First Peoples living with disability

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) in partnership with Professor Cameron Stewart, Sydney Health Law, University of Sydney, and Professor Jackie Leach Scully, Disability Innovation Institute UNSW, have outlined necessary principles and recommendations regarding the ethical decision-making for First Peoples Living with Disability. These guidelines are specific for individuals presenting to an Intensive Care Unit and how their treatment is prioritised and managed.

Read the Statement

10 Powerful Ways to Deal with Fear and Anxiety

FPDN’s Community Connector Tory Paasi has written an opinion piece on ’10 Powerful Ways to Deal With Fear and Anxiety’.

Click the button below to read and share.

Opinion Piece

Some helpful videos to help you stop the spread of Coronavirus and stay safe

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Financial Support

There are a range of State and Federal Government services and financial support systems in place for those who need assistance. please see below for more information.

People with Disability

If you get a disability payment from the Government there are no changes to your payment due to coronavirus. FPDN are currently advocating for this to change.

For further information, click here. 

Carers

If you’re not affected by coronavirus your payment won’t change.

For further information, click here. 

Families

Find out about your family payments and child support if you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Information for disability support providers and workers

NSW Department of Health

Advice from the NSW Chief Health Officer for disability providers delivering services in the home

For further information, click here. 

Queensland Government

COVID-19 information for service providers, workers and volunteers

Information for support workers and volunteers

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