Greater Sydney lockdown extended to July 16

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has extended the current Greater Sydney lockdown for another nine days as the state grapples to control an outbreak of community transmissions.

The current lockdown across the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour will be extended until July 16, while current restrictions will continue in all other parts of NSW.

“We’re looking at a scenario where we don’t burden our citizens more than we have to, but we also have to accept the new world we’re living in,” Berejiklian said.

The government is set announce a road map out of lockdown within days that would include tighter restrictions than those in place last year.

“In between now and vaccinating a greater proportion of our population, we need to think about what life looks like,” Berejiklian said.