30 August 2021 | Latest COVID-19 information and advice for each state in Australia.


Download the Restrictions for Impacted Areas – South East Queensland here (PDF).


Victorian Lockdown restrictions click here.

New South Wales

Link to accessing the authorised worker travel permit through Service NSW. This is required for allied health professionals who live in an LGA of concern and need to travel outside their LGA for work, or need to travel into an LGA of concern for work. Updated advice on vaccine requirements for permitted workers here. Allied Health professionals including Arts Therapists, as authorised workers, may also be asked to provide evidence of their vaccinations. Here is the link to the Services Australia website.

Northern Territory

If you live in Greater Darwin from noon today (Aug 19th), group exercises classes are not supported until at least 26 August 2021. Adj Prof Heather Malcolm Chief Allied Health Officer. Read more (PDF).

South Australia

Western Australia

ACT (Australia)

The Australian Capital Territory Refinements to lockdown restrictions.


Please note that Tasmania has mandated all health settings. Read more.


MOH has uncovered clusters in wet markets and hawker food centres, likely seeded by fishmongers and stallholders who visited the Jurong Fishery Port to collect their stock and sell at these markets and food centres. Please click here for the affected markets and food centres. See the list of affected sites here.

Hong Kong

A total of 28 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days and all of them are imported. For all the government data on COVID click here.

New Zealand
Auckland remains at Alert Level 4 message (PDF) and the rest of NZ is Alert Level 2 (PDF)

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Deadline for the Next Edition of JoCAT

Submission deadline Volume 16, Number 2, 2021 is SUNDAY 6 JUNE
If you have an Article, Case Study, Essay, Reflection, Discussion Paper, Review, Interview, or a Creative Contribution that you would like to see published, send it in for consideration. Image: Sasha Iyengar, Like ripples, we hope this work will change the tide (Day 4)’, from Newborn in pandemic: Creativity in isolation, JoCAT 15(1), 29.

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Last updated: 17 September 2021

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