Latest COVID-19 update
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE
Updated 18 October 2021
NSW COVID-19 status
The NSW Government is continually monitoring the status of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the community and restrictions and requirements relating to travel, mask wearing and public gatherings are currently in place.
NSW reopened on Monday 11 October 2021 as the state passed the 70% double vaccination target. Restrictions have been further eased on Monday 18 October 2021 as the state meets the 80% double-dose milestone. Check the latest rules that apply here.
For everything you need to know about travelling in, out and around NSW during COVID-19 see the latest travel restrictions here.
People in Greater Sydney (including the Central Coast) are no longer required to carry a face mask with them, or wear a face mask outside of the home, but wearing a face mask is mandatory in some circumstances - check when you need to wear a face mask here.
For more information visit the NSW Government COVID-19 website.
Be savvy with future trip planning
The Central Coast cares about the continued safety of our regional NSW community. We want you to be COVID-safe and COVID-aware when living within, or visiting our region.
Visitors to the Central Coast should always contact or visit the websites of their planned accommodation, activity or attraction before arriving to ensure they will be open and ready for bookings.
We recommend all residents and visitors of the Central Coast check in at businesses, venues and events, and show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status where required.
To plan a smart, safe and sensible trip try Tourism Australia’s Travel Status Map.
- Access the latest travel alerts on the Destination NSW website
- Local advice can be found on the Central Coast Council website
- For the latest information on NSW restrictions refer to the NSW Government COVID-19 information hub
- Information on getting vaccinated
Practise good hygiene
- Wash your hands often with soap and water before and after eating
- Wash your hands with soap and water after going to the toilet
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue, not your hand
- If you are sick, avoid contact with others and stay more than 1.5 metres away from people
For the latest information on the current situation consult NSW Health’s website.
If you have symptoms - even if mild - get tested at a COVID-19 clinic. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore/ scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell. Self-isolate until you get your results. If you need advice call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.