Lockdown restrictions are set to be tightened from midnight Saturday, 17 July.

With 111 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 to 8.00pm last night (Friday, 16 July) 29 of which were active in the community while infectious, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced new restrictions that will apply to the Northern Beaches and Greater Sydney from 11.59pm Saturday, 17 July.

All retail premises will be required to offer only ‘click and collect’, takeaway and home delivery with the exception of:

  • Supermarkets
  • Specialty food
  • Liquor
  • Chemists
  • Health, maternity and infant supplies
  • Petrol stations
  • Car hire
  • Banks
  • Hardware
  • Garden supplies
  • Pet supplies
  • Post offices
  • Newsagents
  • Office supplies
  • Agricultural supplies

Other retailers who cannot offer ‘click and collect’, takeaway or home delivery must close.

Additionally, anyone who leaves home must have a mask with them at all times, regardless of whether one is required for the activity they are performing.

Masks will be required to be worn when:

  • Exercising with someone not in the same household
  • Working outdoors
  • Attending outdoor markets
  • Outdoors in retail shopping strips
  • Waiting outdoors for takeaway food, including coffee

Carpooling is no longer permitted unless with members of the same household.

All construction and non-urgent maintenance activity will stop from 12.01am Monday, 19 July. Only urgent repairs will be permitted.

From 12.01am Wednesday, 21 July, employers who do not allow work from home where it is possible may face a fine up to $10k.

According to NSW Government data, there are four cases reported on the Northern Beaches in the last week. Three have been reported in Belrose, on 12 July, 13 July and 17 July. One case has been reported on 11 July in postcode 2093, which covers Balgowlah, Balgowlah Heights, North Balgowlah, Clontarf and Manly Vale.

The most recently notified venues of concern are at Glenrose Village Shopping Centre at Belrose on 13-14 July.

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