Covid-19 Restrictions to stay in NSW until further notice

Covid-19 Restrictions to stay in NSW until further notice

NSW will work to its own timetable as it considers easing coronavirus restrictions with the premier noting no changes will be made just yet.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed there will be no further easing of the state's coronavirus restrictions this week despite Australian federal government unveiled this morning, 3 stage plan to ease restrctions to reopen most of the country by July.

The premier welcomed the prime minister's three-phase plan to ease restrictions but noted NSW has already eased several restrictions listed under the first stage.

"There will be no further change to restrictions in NSW this week," she said in a statement after the National Cabinet meeting.

Australia's worst-affected coronavirus state made headway this week in its fight against coronavirus and NSW is on track to record its lowest number of weekly infections since the pandemic began, as testing increases and new cases flatline.

From Monday to 8:00pm yesterday, NSW Health confirmed only 19 new COVID-19 patients, despite testing 33,188 people.

At the peak of the pandemic, NSW recorded 212 cases in a single day.

Premiere is aiming to test about 60,000 people a week in a bid to track the virus's spread. This week saw record levels of testing, peaking with 10,902 on Wednesday.

"I want to thank the community for your patience and for heeding the advice we're giving," she said today.

"As we ease restrictions, the more people that come forward get tested, the better our ability to monitor the spread but also to consider further restrictions being eased."

This week, just 0.057 per cent of the people tested for coronavirus in NSW returned positive swabs.

Ms Berejiklian earlier said her government will wait and assess data from May before considering any changes but noted life could return to something resembling normal by late June.

She said NSW would "have its own timetable" within the National Cabinet's framework, and would analyse any eased restrictions before implementing them.

The NSW government has already committed to resuming some face-to-face learning in schools on May 11 and flagged an increase in retail activity.

Two adults and their dependent children can also visit another household anywhere across the state.

The NSW government on Friday also said more than 13,000 people to date have been placed into 14 days of mandatory hotel isolation after returning from overseas since late March.