At 12:01am from last Saturday September 11, parts of regional NSW currently deemed low risk and which have seen zero COVID cases for at least 14 days emerged from lockdown.
Unfortunately, even though Canowindra has not seen a positive case, the Cabonne Shire is listed as a lock down area due to other cases not in our area.
For the residents of Canowindra in the Cowra Shire, however, the lockdown has been lifted.
This has created some confusion for residents about terminology:
• ‘Quarantine’ rules relate to individuals who have gone to venues in which a person with COVID-19 has been. Individuals must stay at home in quarantine for 14 days just in case they have caught the virus. They also are required to be tested.
• ‘Lockdown’ and ‘Stay at home orders’ means that all services and businesses deemed non-essential by the Government must close their storefronts. People should stay at home as much as possible except for going out to buy groceries or other essential reasons. You can only leave the house if you have a ‘reasonable excuse’. When you are out, you should wear a mask, use hand sanitiser, and check in to shops using the QR reader on their smartphones or sign in using a register.
Canowindra residents who live in Cowra Shire should follow lockdown guidelines whilst in the Cabonne Shire and only travel into the area for essential reasons.
Canowindra residents from the Cabonne Shire must not travel to Cowra except for essential reasons.
If you are confused about what you can and can’t do, please go to the following Australian Department of Health website for clarity: https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/lockdown-lifted-parts-of-regional-nsw