Breaking: Northern Beaches goes into lockdown.

The people of the Northern Beaches are being told to lock down from 5pm Saturday to 11.59pm Wednesday night.

Residents of Northern Beaches Local Government area must stay home for that entire time unless for four reasons outlined:

Shopping for food or other goods and services.

Medical care or compassionate reasons


Work or education, where you cannot work from home.

People should only enter the Northern Beaches for essential reasons.

People across Sydney are being urged to restrict movement in the coming days and stay home wherever possible.