WATCH LIVE: Gladys Berejiklian provides NSW COVID-19 cases update at press conference today
Residents of the central-western NSW town of Orange and its surrounds have woken to a snap seven-day lockdown after a COVID-19 positive delivery driver visited the area and infected another person.
Watch Premier Gladys Berejiklian give a COVID-19 update LIVE in the video player BELOW.
The lockdown in the Orange, Blayney and Cabonne local government areas announced on Tuesday marks the first time a stay-at-home order has been imposed in regional NSW.
In Greater Sydney, Monday was the first full day since harsh new restrictions were enforced across the city – including an Australia-first shutdown of the construction sector for two weeks.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday confirmed the state had recorded 110 new infections in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday from more than 84,000 tests.
At least 43 of those new cases were in the community during their infectious period – something Berejiklian said was “concerning”.
Five people have died since the Sydney outbreak began in mid-June.
Sydney COVID-19 lockdown restrictions
From 11.59pm on Saturday, non-essential retail was forced to close, except for takeaway and home delivery.
Supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies, health stores, petrol stations, car hire, banks and financial institutions, hardware stores, agriculture and rural supplies, pet supplies, post offices and newsagents and office supply stores are allowed to remain open.
Residents of Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool council areas cannot leave their local government area for work unless they are on this list of authorised workers.
Where those workers do need to leave their council areas for work, they are required to be tested every three days, even if they do not have symptoms.
Masks are mandatory in all outdoor work settings, in outdoor markets, outdoor shopping strips and in any outdoor queues such as for takeaway food.
Residents will need to carry masks when leaving home and carpooling is banned.
From Monday, all construction was paused across Greater Sydney, including non-urgent maintenance, cleaning services and repair work until at least July 30.
Employers must also allow employees to work from home if the employee is able to do so.
NSW Health COVID hotspots
NSW Health added a dozen more COVID-19 exposure sites late on Tuesday.
Notably, shoppers at two Woolworths supermarkets – in Sydney’s north east and west – have been ordered to get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.
For a full list of COVID-19 exposure sites, visit the NSW Health website.
– with AAP