Essential Report

Time for Covid-19 milestones to occur for NSW

Jul 20, 2021

Q. How long do you think it will take for the following to occur in NSW?

This week

19/07

Two weeks up to one month One month up to six months Seven months up to one year One to two years More than two years Never
The Covid-19 outbreak in NSW is controlled 46% 33% 10% 5% 2% 4%
The lockdown in Greater Sydney is lifted 62% 28% 5% 2% 0% 2%
The lockdown in other affected areas in NSW is lifted (e.g. Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) 71% 20% 4% 2% 1% 3%
  • 46% of people think the Covid-19 outbreak in NSW will be controlled within a month. A further third (33%) think this will most likely happen within six months.
  • Most Australians are optimistic the NSW lockdown will be lifted within a month (62% in Greater Sydney and 71% in other affected areas of NSW).
NSW Two weeks up to one month
19/07 05/07
The Covid-19 outbreak in NSW is controlled 47% 50%
The lockdown in Greater Sydney is lifted 62% 76%
The lockdown in other affected areas in NSW is lifted (e.g. Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) 69% 77%
Base (n) 354 553
  • Most of those in NSW still expect the lockdown to be lifted within a month (62% in Greater Sydney and 69% in other affected areas of NSW), however this is less compared to the proportion who thought this two weeks ago (76% and 77% respectively).

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