Oberon LGA in NSW is plunged back into a seven day Covid lockdown


Another regional LGA in NSW is plunged back into a seven day lockdown – with health officials giving residents less than two hours’ notice

  • Oberon LGA in NSW Central Tablelands has been ordered back into lockdown
  • The regional area only emerged from stay-at-home orders three weeks ago 
  • NSW Health said the restrictions have been introduce due to increase Covid risk 


Another regional New South Wales LGA has been ordered back into lockdown after a string of worrying Covid cases.

Oberon LGA in the Central Tablelands region about 190km west of Sydney will remain under stay-at-home orders for at least the next seven days starting from Wednesday at 6pm.

The lockdown measures will also apply to anyone, anywhere in the state who has visited Oberon LGA since 20 September. 

NSW Health in a statement the snap lockdown which comes just three weeks after restrictions were eased, has been brought in due to ‘an increased Covid-19 public health risk’. 

Oberon LGA in the Central Tablelands region (pictured) about 190km west of Sydney will remain under stay-at-home orders for at least the next seven days starting from Wednesday at 6pm

The lockdown measures will also apply to anyone, anywhere in the state who has visited Oberon LGA (pictured) since 20 September

The lockdown measures will also apply to anyone, anywhere in the state who has visited Oberon LGA (pictured) since 20 September

‘Everyone in this LGA must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason, which includes shopping for food, medical care, getting vaccinated, compassionate needs, exercise and work or tertiary education if you can’t work or study at home,’ a statement by the department said.

Health officials added that a strong response to testing will be a key factor in determining if these stay-at-home orders are extended beyond one week.

They are calling on everyone in the community to come forward and get swapped  at their nearest Covid clinic or participating GP.

‘To determine the extent of the risk and detect any further potential Covid-19 cases in these areas, we are calling on the communities to come forward for testing in large numbers,’ the statement said.  

‘To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

‘High vaccination rates are also essential to reduce the risk of transmission and protect the health and safety of the community.’ 

Health officials added that a strong response to testing will be a key factor in determining if these stay-at-home orders are extended beyond one week. Pictured: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

Health officials added that a strong response to testing will be a key factor in determining if these stay-at-home orders are extended beyond one week. Pictured: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

NSW Health in a statement the snap lockdown which comes just three weeks after restrictions were eased, has been brought in due to ' an increased Covid-19 public health risk'

NSW Health in a statement the snap lockdown which comes just three weeks after restrictions were eased, has been brought in due to ‘ an increased Covid-19 public health risk’

It comes after Port Macquarie on the state’s mid-north coast and Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter region were also order back into lockdown after an alarming string of coronavirus cases. 

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