Increase in COVID-19 cases: Northern Beaches area

The Premier

A statement from Gladys Berejiklian and Brad Hazzard.

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the Northern Beaches area, from 5pm today until 11.59pm on Wednesday 23 December, residents of the Northern Beaches Local Government Area must stay home unless it is for an essential reason.

The four reasons you may leave your home include

  • shopping for food or other goods and services
  • medical care or compassionate needs
  • exercise
  • work or education, where you cannot work from home.

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone, however we want to give the entire state the best chance to enjoy the Christmas period safely and we need take these steps now.

People should only enter the Northern Beaches Local Government Area for essential purposes.

Residents across greater Sydney should also limit unnecessary activity in coming days as broader restrictions are considered.

I want to thank everyone in the Northern Beaches and around NSW who has already come forward and been tested.

If you have any symptoms at all, you must come forward and get tested.

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