Given the ongoing number of infectious cases in New South Wales, the Premier Gladys Berejiklian has extended the current lockdown until 11:59pm on Friday, July 30.
“We are constantly reviewing the health advice and will continue to update the community if any changes are required,” Berejiklian said.
As a result, the restrictions currently in place across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour will remain in place until this time.
In these areas, online learning for students will also continue for an additional two weeks.
“We understand this is a difficult time for the community and appreciate their ongoing patience,” she said.
“It is vital people continue to come forward for testing to help us find any COVID-19 cases in the community.”
Restrictions in regional NSW remain unchanged.
There have now been more than 1000 community COVID-19 infections since the Delta variant began spreading through Sydney one month ago.
NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said schools will remain open for families who need to send their children, however she is encouraged parents and carers to keep their children at home if they can.
“Masks will also be required for all staff, and for students from Year 7 upwards,” she said.