Australia Covid live news update: NSW records 1,029 cases, three deaths with relaxed rules for vaccinated; 80 coronavirus cases in Victoria, 14 in ACT

Posted by on August 26, 2021 5:45 am
Categories: Global Stories

NSW to introduce additional freedoms for vaccinated people from 13 September; Victoria asks ADF to help with Shepparton outbreak; ACT records 14 new cases and New Zealand 68; Follow latest updates live

10.29am BST

With that, we will close the blog for the day.

Here’s a quick run through of the day’s biggest events:

10.17am BST

Service NSW’s permit system for authorised workers in the 12 LGAs of concern has finally gone live, just over 24 hours from when it is due to be implemented.

However, the current application process has a section where applicants will need to list the addresses they intend to visit, which is not very helpful for delivery drivers, Uber drivers and the like, who may not know what area they will be visiting.

Related: Western Sydney businesses frustrated by lack of essential work permits 48 hours before coming into effect

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