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Hotspots and case locations - New South Wales

Current as of 11 January 2021, at 10:20 AEST

Face masks are mandatory in Greater Sydney (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains) in the following indoor settings:

  • shops, supermarkets and shopping centres
  • bank branches, post offices and Service NSW centres
  • public and shared transport, including waiting areas
  • indoor entertainment venues, including cinemas and theatres
  • gaming areas in licensed premises and betting agencies
  • premises used for public worship, including places of worship
  • hair and beauty premises
  • residential aged-care and disability-care facilities — if you’re a visitor or staff
  • hospitality venues — if you’re staff and have a customer-facing role

Children aged 12 and under, and those who can’t for health reasons, do not have to wear a mask.

On-the-spot fines of $200 will be given to individuals for non-compliance. For more information, visit

There have been confirmed COVID-19 cases in New South Wales. The NSW Government asks that everyone in Sydney be on high alert.

Visit and click on ‘Case locations’ to learn whether you’ve been to a location at a date and time that’ll require you to:

  • self-quarantine and get tested immediately or
  • monitor for symptoms, and get tested if you have even just mild symptoms
  • follow any other direction from the NSW Government

The 'Case locations' page also provides advice for people who've been in an affected area.

Northern Beaches restrictions

The northern and southern areas of the Northern Beaches are now under the same restrictions as Greater Sydney.

Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Wollongong restrictions

Residents of the greater Sydney region should stay at home and avoid non-essential activity.

Check the healthdirect Restriction Checker to find out which restrictions are in place.

The restrictions apply to these local government areas in greater Sydney, the Central Coast and Wollongong regions.

  • Bayside
  • Blacktown
  • Blue Mountains
  • Burwood
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Canada Bay
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Central Coast
  • Cumberland
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Hawkesbury
  • The Hills Shire
  • Hornsby
  • Hunter's Hill
  • Inner West
  • Ku–ring–gai
  • Lane Cove
  • Liverpool
  • Mosman
  • North Sydney
  • Northern Beaches
  • Paramatta
  • Penrith
  • Randwick
  • Ryde
  • Strathfield
  • Sutherland Shire
  • Sydney
  • Waverly
  • Willoughby
  • Wollondilly
  • Wollongong
  • Woollahra

To find the local council for your suburb, visit Then click on ‘For public’ and ‘Find your local council’.

For the latest updates and information, visit

COVID-19 testing clinics

There are testing clinics all over NSW — including ‘pop-up’ and drive-through clinics. To find one near you, go to and scroll down to 'Find a testing clinic'.

The listings will tell you the address and any directions, the opening times and whether you can book online.

You can also get tested at GP clinics.

COVID-19 testing is free at NSW public clinics, even if you’re not eligible for Medicare.

For more information on restrictions in New South Wales, visit

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