Covid-19 pandemic

City of Sydney service changes, latest news and testing information in our local area.

The safety of our communities, customers and staff is our top priority.

Our staff monitor and respond to the global Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic daily.

News and service updates

Looking out for our vulnerable residents

We know this is an uncertain time for our communities. Trained staff can provide information about coronavirus issues, access to food, finance, isolation and personal wellbeing. Call us on 02 9265 9333, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for advice on non-emergency and non-medical information or referral to other services.

Read more about how our communities are working together to provide food relief.

Support for business

455 cash grants totalling $6.75 million will help businesses survive the economic impacts of the global Covid-19 pandemic, support organisations that are there for the most vulnerable and allow artists to continue to create.

NSW Government updates

Find locations with reported cases, areas and suburbs with increased testing, or read the latest news, alerts, media releases and social posts.

Get tested

Testing numbers have dropped recently, which is a concern. NSW Health has renewed its call for increased testing across Sydney. Even if you have the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be Covid-19.

Testing clinic locations

There is a wide range of testing clinics in the local area, and GPs also offer testing:

For more information on testing clinics visit NSW Health.

The information on this page relates to the City of Sydney local area only.

View more information on the latest Covid-19 case locations and view a heatmap of cases by postcode.

Welcoming you back to our venues

Our venues and services are reopening in line with NSW Government guidelines. Find all you need to know and what to expect when visiting.  

Advice on wearing masks

The NSW Government is strongly encouraging greater use of masks in high-risk public settings to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. This includes:

  • using face masks in indoor settings where physical distancing is hard to maintain, such as on public transport or supermarkets

  • using face masks (where practical) in indoor settings with a higher risk of transmission, such as hospitality staff and customer-facing venues including cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs

  • using face masks while attending places of worship

Wearing a mask in any of these settings is not mandatory but is highly recommended, especially in areas where there has been community transmission.

City of Sydney News

Community newsletter

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We take advice on all public health matters from the state and federal health departments and comply with restrictions announced by the National Cabinet of the Prime Minister, state premiers and territory chief ministers.