Second stay at home order for Kempsey Shire

Published on 21 September 2021

COVID mask for lockdown

Kempsey residents urged to do the right thing and stay at home

The NSW Premier and Deputy Premier have issued a second stay at home order for all areas in the Kempsey Shire for 7 days effective from 5pm Tuesday 21 September 2021.

Under the public health order, anyone currently residing in Kempsey will only be able to leave home if they have a reasonable excuse.

These essential reasons include:
- shopping for food,
- medical care,
- getting vaccinated or take a COVID-19 test,
- compassionate needs,
- exercise and

- work or tertiary education if you can’t work or study at home. 

These stay-at-home orders also apply to anyone who has been in the Kempsey Local Government Area since Tuesday 14 September.

All areas of the Shire are covered by the order, including the upper Macleay and coastal villages. 

It remains vital that people monitor for the onset of COVID-19 symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

To find your nearest clinic visit Council's Coronavirus (COVID-19) page which we are keeping regularly updated.