by Aquatic Recreation Institute on August 15, 2021

Tighter restrictions are now in place for NSW. In Greater Sydney and other lockdown areas, the 10 kilometre rule will be reduced. Shopping, exercise and outdoor recreation is to be done in a person’s local government area (LGA) or, if outside their LGA, within 5 kilometres of home. LGAs of concern must still exercise and shop within 5 kilometres from home only. 

A snap state-wide lockdown has been applied to all NSW, with venues expected to close, which would include all aquatic and recreation facilities across the state. Media release - Stay-at-home orders for regional nsw from 5pm today - News


Stay at home orders continue to apply to Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas. The stay at home rules now also apply to all regional and rural locations in NSW.

These rules apply to all parts of regional and rural NSW until 12.01am, Sunday 22 August 2021.  

Changes for residents in local government areas of concern:

  • From 12.01am, Monday, 16 August: only exercise and supervision of children allowed (no outdoor recreation); 
  • From 12.01am, Saturday, 21 August: People who live alone must now register their “singles bubble”. 


COVID-19 Test and Isolate Support Payments

Eligible workers aged 17 and over who live in the LGAs of concern, who have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested and isolate until a negative result is returned, will be eligible for one $320 payment in a four week period for lost wages.

For further information: COVID-19 | NSW Government