New COVID rules 17 July

COVID update

More rules will start in Greater Sydney, Wollongong and Shellharbour to help stop people getting COVID-19 Delta strain.

From 11.59pm on Saturday 17 July, some shops will need to close until 11.59pm on Friday, 30 July.

✅ ‘Click and collect’, takeaway and home delivery services can still stay open.


Shops that can stay open are:

✅ Supermarkets and grocery stores (including butchers, bakeries, fruit and veg stores, and fishmongers)

✅ Liquor stores

✅ Stores that sell health, medical, maternity and infant supplies

✅ Pharmacies and chemists

✅ Petrol stations

✅ Car hire

✅ Banks and financial institutions

✅ Hardware, nurseries and building supplies

✅ Agricultural and rural supplies

✅ Pet supplies

✅ Post offices and newsagents

✅ Office supplies.


Other new rules:

😷 Face masks must be worn when you’re outdoors working, in a market, shopping, or waiting in line for things like coffee.

😷 Make sure you have a face mask with you every time you leave home. 


From 12.01am on Monday, 19 July:

❌ All construction to be stopped

❌ Non-urgent maintenance, including cleaning services, and repair work on residential premises to be paused.


From 12.01am on Wednesday, 21 July:

❌ Employers must allow employees to work from home if the employee is able to do so, failure to do so can result in a fine of up to $10,000.

❌ No sharing car rides is allowed unless you’re from the same family.


To read in more languages please use the link below:

https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/restrictions-to-further-limit-spread-of-covid-19-delta-strain

Natalie Wilkins
Author: Natalie Wilkins