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More than 11 million Australians in lockdown – More than 20 NSW exposure sites overnight

This morning around 11.5 million Australians are waking up in lockdown.

Victoria has joined Greater Sydney in issuing stay-at-home orders due to the highly-infectious Delta coronavirus variant.

But not all lockdowns are the same. And some states are putting up stricter controls on movement than others.

Lockdown: Five-day lockdown for the entire state of Victoria until 11.59pm Tuesday, July 20

Masks: Indoors and outdoors when you leave your home

Border rules: Travellers banned from NSW and ACT red zones. Victorians returning from red zones must quarantine for 14 days. The Queensland LGAs of Brisbane, Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast are orange zones.

Social gatherings: Private and public gatherings are not permitted, but people can visit their partner or nominated person in a ‘single bubble’

Venues: All closed except essential retail. Supermarkets and pharmacies 1 person per 4 sqms

Active cases: 26

New South Wales
Lockdown: Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour until Friday, July 30.

Masks: On public transport and indoors, including in offices, high schools, construction sites, and apartment building common areas.

Border rules: Travellers entering NSW from the Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia must complete a NSW entry declaration form.

Social gatherings: Lockdown areas: zero in home, two outdoors. Only other gatherings permitted are funerals, with a maximum of 10 attendees. Elsewhere: 5 visitors to homes.

Venues: Outside lockdown: Density limits apply; all patrons seated; gym classes capped at 20.

Active cases: 785 locally acquired, 40 overseas

NSW Health listed a number of new exposure sites late last night.

As we’ve been seeing in recent days, pharmacies and medical centres are a common theme. Anyone who visited the following venues in Sydney’s west is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result:

Alpha Medical Centre in Seven Hills on Monday, July 12 between 2.15pm and 4.30pm, Tuesday, July 13 between 8am and 5pm and Wednesday, July 14 between 8am and 5pm; and
Penna’s Green Valley Pharmacy in Green Valley on Saturday, July 10 between 1.05pm and 1.15pm and again on Sunday, July 11 between 3.15pm and 3.25pm.
For a full list of exposure sites, visit the NSW state government’s website.