Ski fields in Australia will have to remain closed as the covid-19 lockdown introduced throughout New South Wales 12 days ago has been extended by two weeks.
The entire state of New South Wales will remain under stay-at-home conditions, which began at 5 pm on Saturday, August 14, until at least September 10th. Gladys Berejiklian, head of NSW, said this is “the worst situation Australia’s been in” since the start of the covid-19 pandemic.
Hang in there NSW ❤️ Stay safe, do your bit and look out for each other during these tough times. pic.twitter.com/ahWPoAmVde
— Perisher (@PerisherResort) August 26, 2021
There have been 1,029 community cases in the previous 24-hours. There have been 12,000 cases in NSW since this outbreak began at the end of June and 40 deaths, reports the Guardian.
Citizens must not venture further than 3 miles (5km) from their homes for shopping, exercise, or outdoor recreation, with exemptions in place for social bubbles. Anyone found breaking the rules could face a fine of $3,000 AUD ($2,200 US).
Perisher and Thredbo, who had previously remained open to locals, will remain closed. The two other resorts in NSW, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snowfields, are also closed.
In the state of Victoria, ski fields are still open but for locals only.