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Tamworth joins Armidale in lockdown as COVID-19 exposure sites grow

Tamworth joins Armidale in lockdown as COVID-19 exposure
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Tamworth will go into a snap, seven-day lock down from 5pm today, following Armidale which also had to go into  lockdown Saturday. “To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions will be introduced for the Tamworth Local Government Area, from 5pm today until 12.01am Tuesday 16 August,” NSW Health said in a statement.

Stay at home rules apply to the Tamworth local government area. You must stay home. Only leave your home if you have a reasonable excuse. 
The following restrictions are applicable to retail and hospitality settings: 

  • Browsing in shops is prohibited, plus only one person per household, per day may leave the home for shopping; 
  • Retail premises are still required to close (‘click and collect’, takeaway and home delivery can still operate), while the following categories can remain open: 
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores (including butchers, bakeries, fruit and vegetable stores, liquor stores and fishmongers); 
  • Stores that predominantly sell health, medical, maternity and infant supplies; 
  • Pharmacies and chemists;   
  • Petrol stations; 
  • Car hire; 
  • Banks and financial institutions; 
  • Hardware, nurseries and building supplies;
  • Agricultural and rural supplies;
  • Pet supplies;
  • Post offices and newsagents; and
  • Office supplies. 
  • As per exercise requirements, people must now stay within their LGA or within 10kms of their home for shopping;
  • People must stay in their Local Government Area or within 10kms of home for exercise and outdoor recreation, with no carpooling between non-household members;
  • Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding members of the same household); 

Everyone in must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason. The reasons you may leave your home include: 

  • Shopping for food or other essential goods and services (one person only);
  • Medical care or compassionate needs (only one visitor can enter another residence to fulfil carers’ responsibilities or provide care or assistance, or for compassionate reasons);
  • Exercise with no more than 2 (unless members of the same household);
  • Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home. 

The same restrictions apply as those in Greater Sydney can be accessed HERE 

NSW Government COVID information is available HERE 

For more information call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.
 

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