The ACT has imposed a two-week quarantine on anyone entering the territory from the Shoalhaven City Council local government area.
The region is one of 14 local government areas that are subject to ACT quarantine requirements from 11.59pm Thursday, including areas in the Hunter Valley and the mid-north coast.
Additionally, anyone entering the territory from Victoria is subject to stay-at-home orders from the same time, an arrangement expected to last until August 12.
Victoria entered its sixth statewide lockdown from 8pm Thursday, after the state recorded eight new cases.
There have been five COVID-19 cases detected in the Hunter region of NSW, causing the region to be placed under a one-week lockdown as of 5pm Thursday.
There have been no recorded cases in the Shoalhaven region over the past week, but there were Covid fragments detected in wastewater at the Wollongong and Bomaderry sewage catchments.
The Bomaderry sewage catchment serves 18,000 people in the suburbs of Bomaderry, Cambewarra, Cambewarra Village, Meroo Meadow and some parts of North Nowra.
People from the 14 LGAs in NSW will face the same restrictions as those travelling from Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas.
Anyone entering the ACT from these areas, including returning ACT residents, must complete an online exemption form 72 hours prior to entering, and go into home quarantine immediately.
ACT residents will automatically be granted an exemption to enter the territory.
Non-ACT residents can apply for an exemption but these will only be approved in highly exceptional circumstances. Even if an exemption is approved, people receiving an exemption will be required to quarantine.
The LGAs from NSW declared Covid affected from midnight:
- Armidale Regional Council
- Cessnock City Council
- Coffs Harbour City Council
- Dubbo Regional Council
- Dungog Shire Council
- Lake Macquarie City Council
- Maitland City Council
- Mid-Western Regional Council
- Muswellbrook Shire Council
- Newcastle City Council
- Port Stephens Council
- Shoalhaven City Council
- Singleton Council
- Wingecarribee Shire Council