The curfew for the 12 local governments concerned in the western and south-western part of Sydney has been officially dropped from the public health order.
NSW’s Health Minister Brad Hazzard at 13.27 this afternoon signed a change to public health (COVID-19 further restrictions on delta outbreaks) 2021, which drew a line through the curfew from 21.00 to 5.00.
An explanatory note states: “The purpose of this Order is to remove the curfew currently in force in areas of concern.”
A statement from Hazzard’s office confirmed that the curfew had been lifted for local government areas in Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield and Penrith’s suburbs to Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton , Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair and St Marys.
“This is a whole-government decision based on the advice of our health and police experts,” Hazzard said in the statement.
“Although the NSW community has reached this fantastic milestone, it is critical that we do not fail our guard.
“We continue to ask society to follow the rules of stay-at-home, restrict their movement and do everything they can to keep everyone safe.
“High test rates are essential to detect transmission and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community.”
According to federal government vaccination figures released this afternoon, 80.07 percent of the NSW population aged 16 and over have received a COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 48.53 percent are fully vaccinated.