The Hilltops local government area will enter a week-long lockdown from 6pm tonight, NSW Health has confirmed.
The area in the South West Slopes of NSW will join Glen Innes Severn in being returned to lockdown, almost one week after they were released last Saturday.
The stay-at-home orders apply to anyone in the areas, or anyone who has been in the Hilltops LGA including Young and surrounding areas since September 3, and the Glen Innes LGA since September 13.
“Everyone in the Hilltops and Glen Innes LGAs must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason, which includes shopping for food, medical care, getting vaccinated, compassionate needs, exercise and work or tertiary education if you can’t work or study at home,” a statement from the health department read.
“People who are fully vaccinated can attend an outdoor gathering of up to five people for exercise or outdoor recreation as long as all of those aged 16 or older are fully vaccinated.”
Four cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the Murrumbidgee LHD, which governs Hilltops and surrounds, since the latest outbreak began – two in Young, and two in Albury.