Today New South Wales recorded 1116 cases of COVID-19, four people also lost their lives, they were all unvaccinated and had underlying health conditions.

There was a drop in case numbers in Western New South Wales recording 29 cases.

18 cases were recorded in Dubbo, 3 in Bourke, 2 in Blayney, 2 in Narromine, 1 in Bathurst, Mudgee, Orange and Walgett.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said at the press conference this morning said it’s time to start getting ready for restrictions to relax.

“Make sure your employees are vaccinated so we can get back to life at 70 per cent double-dose vaccination, which we anticipate will happen somewhere around the middle of October.”

Initially it was the end of October but because of the rates we’re seeing people come forward, that could be as early as mid-October.”

There are no active cases of COVID-19 in the Hilltops Council or Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council.

Please remember to wear a mask when leaving your home except when performing strenuous exercise.

Please follow the current Public Health Orders and stay at home unless you have a reasonable excuse to leave.

A reasonable excuse is if you need to:

  • obtain food or other goods and services locally
  • leave home to go to work if, you cannot reasonably work from home and the business is allowed to be open
  • leave home for education if it is not possible to do it at home
  • exercise and take outdoor recreation within your local government area or, if you need to cross into another local government area, stay within 5km of your home
  • go out for medical or caring reasons, including obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination.