COVID-19 Update – New mass vaccination centre in western Sydney as NSW records 170 new cases – Friday, 30 July 2021

A new mass vaccination centre is set to open at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park as Western Sydney Local Health District continues to support the urgent vaccination rollout.

NSW recorded 170 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 77 are linked to a known case or cluster – 61 are household contacts and 16 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 93 cases is under investigation.

Sixty-five cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and ten cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Forty-two cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 53 cases remains under investigation.

Two new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is now 8,514.

There have been 2,980 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in the Bondi cluster was reported.   

There are currently 187 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 58 people in intensive care, 24 of whom require ventilation.

There were 95,446 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s record high of 110,962.

Additional rules for Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta LGAs

From 12.01am on Friday, 30 July 2021, residents of the eight Local Government Areas of concern (Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta) will be subject to new exercise, mask and shopping rules. These rules will only be applied to any LGA that is determined to be of concern now and into the future:

  • Exercise, outdoor recreation and singles bubble visits must be done within 5kms of the person’s home;
  • Individuals cannot travel more than 5kms from home for shopping, unless the goods or services are not readily available in that area; and
  • Masks must be worn at all times outside the home regardless of proximity to others.

Of the 170 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 87 are from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 32 are from Western Sydney LHD, 32 are from Sydney LHD, 13 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, four are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD and two are from Northern Sydney LHD.

New mass vaccination centre for western Sydney

A new mass vaccination centre is set to open at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park from 9 August.

It will be responsible for vaccinating year 12 students from the Local Government Areas of concern and then open to the general public.

More details to come.

Sewage detections in the Hills district

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the sewage systems at Toukley, Lane Cove West, South Windsor and Castle Hill.

NSW Health particularly concerned by these detections, as there are no known cases in these areas.

South Windsor sewage treatment plant serves about 19,000 people in suburbs including Windsor Downs, Bligh Park, Clarendon and South Windsor.

Castle Hill sewage treatment plant serves about 8,400 people in suburbs including Glenhaven, Dural, Kenthurst, Kellyville and Castle Hill.

There has also been a detection in Rozelle sewage network, where there have been no recent cases. Rozelle sewage network serves about 32,800 people in suburbs including Balmain East, Lilyfield, Rozelle, Annandale, Balmain, Birchgrove and Leichhardt.

Everyone in these areas is asked to be particularly vigilant for the onset of symptoms that could signal COVID-19, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Get vaccinated

NSW Health administered 26,408 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,928 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 3,732,331, with 1,446,995 doses administered by NSW Health and 2,285,336 administered by the GP network and other providers.

To book your COVID-19 vaccination, go to or visit the Australian Government’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker online.

Get tested

All western Sydney venues of concern can be found here.

NSW Health continues to urge everyone throughout NSW, to get tested immediately if they have even the mildest of symptoms and isolate until they receive a negative result. High rates of testing are critical to detecting transmission and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community.

If you are directed to get tested for COVID‑19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.

It remains vital that anyone who has any symptoms or is a close or casual contact of a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately. When testing clinics are busy, please ensure you stay in line, identify yourself to staff and tell them that you have symptoms or are a contact of a case.

Please check the NSW Government website regularly, and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a public transport route at the same time as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This list is being updated regularly as case investigations proceed.

There are 38 testing clinics in western Sydney today and more than 410 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week.

To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.