NSW records just one new COVID-19 case

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New South Wales has recorded just one new case of COVID-19 in another positive day for the state.

The only confirmed case of the virus was from a returned traveler currently in hotel quarantine.   

NSW Health is urging people to get tested as soon as symptoms appear as residents begin to move across the state a lot more with the beginning of the school holidays.

‘We all need to do our part to keep the community safe from another outbreak,’ NSW Health said on Saturday.

‘Get tested right away at the earliest symptoms and help protect friends and family from serious disease. This is especially important in southwest Sydney.’

New South Wales has recorded just one new case of COVID-19 in a another positive day for the state (pictured, residents wearing face masks visit Circular Quay in Sydney)

New South Wales has recorded just one new case of COVID-19 in a another positive day for the state (pictured, residents wearing face masks visit Circular Quay in Sydney)

The only confirmed case of the virus was from a returned traveler currently in hotel quarantine (pictured, a couple wearing face masks pose for a photo)

The only confirmed case of the virus was from a returned traveler currently in hotel quarantine (pictured, a couple wearing face masks pose for a photo)

The state’s three-day streak of no new locally acquired infections ended on Friday, with a man in his 50s from Sydney’s southwest testing positive.

His infection could reset NSW’s ‘border clock’ with Queensland if authorities cannot account for the origin of his case.

NSW Health said on Friday the man had not had contact with a previously confirmed case.

Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young said it appeared the infection would reset the border clock with NSW but she would await the result of the investigation.

NSW must record 28 days with no community transmissions before its border with Queensland is reopened – a feat Premier Gladys Berejiklian has described as a ‘pretty tall order’.

That target was on track to be reached on October 6 but the case has put it in doubt.

NSW Health has advised anyone who attended Woolworths in Campbelltown Mall on September 17 between 1.30pm and 2pm is considered a casual contact of the man and must monitor for symptoms. 

The low number of cases prompted health authorities to ease a number of restrictions in the state. 

The state's three-day streak of no new locally acquired infections ended on Friday, with a man in his 50s from Sydney's southwest testing positive (pictured, shoppers line up at the Sydney Apple Store)

The state’s three-day streak of no new locally acquired infections ended on Friday, with a man in his 50s from Sydney’s southwest testing positive (pictured, shoppers line up at the Sydney Apple Store)

The low number of cases prompted health authorities to ease a number of restrictions in the state (pictured, Sydney residents enjoy a day out at the park)

The low number of cases prompted health authorities to ease a number of restrictions in the state (pictured, Sydney residents enjoy a day out at the park)

From Friday, a ban on dancing at weddings was lifted and a cap of 20 people placed on dancefloors.  

Previously, only the bride and groom were allowed to dance. 

Interschool activities will resume on Saturday – again under COVID-safe rules – and more than one parent will be allowed to watch from the sidelines while practising social distancing. No carpooling is allowed.

School choirs, musical ensembles, camps and excursions will resume in Term 4, as will school sports.  

Year 6 formals and graduations are back on and high school formals will be permitted after the HSC, while kindergarten orientation and Year 7 transitions will be allowed under COVID-safe rules.

Under the changes, entertainment facilities can increase capacity to 50 per cent and function centres hosting corporate meetings will be allowed to cater for up to 300 people, up from 150, from next week.  

Under the changes, entertainment facilities can increase capacity to 50 per cent and function centres hosting corporate meetings will be allowed to cater for up to 300 people, up from 150, from next week

Under the changes, entertainment facilities can increase capacity to 50 per cent and function centres hosting corporate meetings will be allowed to cater for up to 300 people, up from 150, from next week

Interschool activities will resume on Saturday - again under COVID-safe rules - and more than one parent will be allowed to watch from the sidelines while practising social distancing

Interschool activities will resume on Saturday – again under COVID-safe rules – and more than one parent will be allowed to watch from the sidelines while practising social distancing

Major changes to restrictions in NSW: 

Weddings:

From Friday, up to 20 people will be allowed onto the dance floor at weddings, provided they are part of the bridal party.

Schools:

Excursions and school camps will also resume in Term 4.

Up to five people will be allowed to sing in choirs, and there can now be an unlimited number of students in musical ensembles, subject to social distancing. 

Both parents will be allowed to watch games from the sidelines while practising social distancing. No carpooling is allowed. 

Year 6 formals and graduations are back on and high school formals will be permitted after the HSC, while kindergarten orientation and Year 7 transitions will be allowed under COVID-safe rules. 

Theatres, cinemas and concert venues:

Entertainment facilities can increase capacity to 50 per cent and function centres hosting corporate meetings will be allowed to cater for up to 300 people, up from 150, from next week. 

 

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