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The days of relaxed restrictions are over for people on Sydney’s North Beaches, who were ordered to stay locked up until Wednesday.

the coronavirus The group that emerged just a few days ago continues to expand.

Today another 13 cases were confirmed.

These are the main points.

When does the lockdown start and how long will it be enforced?

The lockdown begins at 5pm (AEDT) today and ends at midnight on Wednesday.

The end date could change if the situation worsens.

What area is closed?

The restrictions are for the Northern Beaches local government area. This area has a population of about 250,000 people.

Dee Why Beach, on Sydney’s North Beaches, is closed to the public. (Getty)

What are the four reasons you are allowed to leave the house?

The restrictions are the same as those applied in March.

People will be allowed to exercise and go to their local mall.

The four fundamental reasons for leaving home are:

  • Go shopping for food and other essentials.
  • To go out to work
  • Compassionate motives
  • Receive medical treatment or visit an isolated relative

What can’t I do if I live on the northern beaches?

If it is not for one of the four essential reasons listed above, you should not leave your home.

Those who disobey run the risk of infecting people and spreading the virus. If that’s not an impediment for some people, there are also heavy fines.

Where can I find a list of places and access points?

At the time of publishing, these are the locations and hostpots:

Anyone who has been to the locations below during these times should immediately isolate themselves for 14 days and get tested. They must remain isolated regardless of the outcome.

  • Hair by Erika, Village Shopping Center Lane Cove, December 11, 3.30-5pm
  • Rusti Fig Café Newport, Dec. 12, 9-10 a.m. M.
  • Turramurra Hairdressing Salon, December 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and December 16, from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
  • Anytime Fitness in Avalon, December 12, December 11, December 8, December 7, December 6

Close and casual contacts:

  • Sienna Marina, 7-41 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomoolo, December 11, 12-2am. (Anyone who has spent an hour or more in the restaurant at this time should be tested and isolated until December 25. Other customers should monitor for symptoms and isolate and be tested immediately if symptoms appear).
  • Pilgrims Vegetarian Café, 97 Gerrale St, Cronulla, December 16 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm (Anyone who has been in the cafe during this time for an hour or more should be tested immediately and isolate themselves until December 30. Other clients should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they appear.)
  • Cronulla RSL Club, 38 Gerrale St, Cronulla on December 16, 5:00 p.m. until close. (Anyone in the RSL at this time should be tested and isolated until further notice. Close contacts should be isolated by December 30).

People who have visited the following locations are casual contacts and should be tested immediately and isolated until they receive a negative result:

  • Coles Newport, December 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and December 12, from 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Hills Florist, Terrey Hills, Dec 12, 8-8.45 am – NSW Health has contacted close contacts directly
  • Restaurant Lovat, Newport, December 12, 2:15 PM to 10:25 PM and 4:30 PM to 4:15 PM
  • Nourished Wholefood Café, Avalon, Dec. 12, 7.30-7.40 a.m. M.
  • RAN Sailing Association Darling Point, Navy Bear Café and Christmas Party, December 13, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Sabiang Thai Restaurant, 4/49 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach, December 13, 6-8 p.m.
  • Seven West Media Building, 8 Central Ave, Eveleigh, December 14, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. M.
  • Mentmore and Morley Café and Public Restrooms, 55 Mentmore Ave, Roseberry, December 14 10 am-3pm
  • Harris Farm, Mona Vale Plaza, December 14, 11-11.10 a.m. M.
  • Paris Seafood Café, 136 Cronulla, December 15, 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Cronulla Mall, December 15, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and December 16 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Blend @ Grantham Café, Riverstone, December 16 11-11.45 am
  • Westfield Bondi Junction, December 15, 1-2.30 pm
  • Forest Way Fruit Market, 2 Myoora St, Terrey Hills, December 16, 4-4.10pm

The confirmed cases traveled in the following transport services. Other passengers are considered casual contacts and should be tested and isolated until a negative result is received.

  • Palm Beach to Wagstaffe Ferry, Dec 16, 6:15 PM to 6:15 PM
  • Forest Coach Lines buses between Forestville and the CBD
    • Route 273, December 15, departs Jamieson Square, Forestville, 7.10am and arrives at QVB, 8am
    • Route 271, December 15, departing QVB at 5.25pm ​​and arriving at Austlink Business Park Belrose at 6.28pm
    • Route 273, December 16, departs Jamieson Square, Forestville at 7.10am and arrives at QVB, CBD, at 8am
    • Route 271, December 16, departing QVB at 5.25pm ​​and arriving at Austlink Business Park Belrose, 6.28pm
Northern Beaches residents are being screened for COVID-19 at the Manly drive through clinic, North Head. December 18, 2020. SMH (Sam Edmonds)

And the rest of Sydney?

The wider Sydney region has been asked to limit your movements as well and avoid any non-essential travel.

“For the rest of Sydney, can I ask everyone to stop non-essential activities until then?” Berejiklian said.

“We don’t want the virus to spread outside the northern beaches.”

Will there be more restrictions?

Ms Berejkilian said the state may impose more restrictions if the group cannot be controlled.

“We hope it gives us enough time to get over the virus so that we can relax for Christmas and the New Year,” Berejiklian said.

“Because there is a level of concern about whether the planting has taken place outside the northern beaches, we are observing the situation and, if necessary, it is very possible that we will go back to what we had before the last weeks, in the that the restrictions were eased from four square meters to two square meters, “he said.

Northern Beaches residents queued in front of Manly’s North Head unit through the COVID-19 testing clinic. (Sam Edmonds)

All people living in the Northern Beaches area should monitor even the mildest symptoms and present for testing immediately if they appear, then isolate until a negative result is received.


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