Lockdown decision expected on Thursday

07th Sep 2021

The current regional lockdown across NSW is set to end on September 10 and a final decision on whether the restrictions will be lifted is expected to be made today (Wednesday).
The State's crisis committee will meet on September 8 to discuss the lockdown and their decision is expected to be announced the following day.
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said this week that the state government will "give every region an opportunity" to meet the criteria needed to leave lockdown.
Mr Barilaro said there was a number of criteria for lockdown to be lifted, including how many active cases there are, how many were infectious in the community, the number of people in isolation, the proximity of towns to other LGAs with high case numbers and sewage testing results.
Regional areas with consistent cases such as Dubbo, Wilcannia, Broken Hill, and some Central West LGAs like Bathurst and Orange would likely be tied to Sydney moving forward, remaining in lockdown until 70 per cent double-dosed is reached.