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WATCH LIVE: NSW COVID press conference today

NSW residents looking forward to receiving $100 to spend at local businesses will have to wait a little longer, as a spike in COVID-19 cases disrupts the rollout of the voucher program.

But the delay means businesses in Sydney’s beleaguered northern beaches will be among the first to benefit, as the area is added to a list of trial sites for the Dine & Discover program.

Acting Premier John Barilaro is set to provide a COVID update at 11am

The timeline for the scheme’s rollout will be reviewed “in light of recent events and health advice”, NSW Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello, told AAP.

Under the stimulus program, renamed from Out and About, NSW adults will be given four $25 vouchers for local businesses through their Service NSW account.

The $500 million scheme was the centrepiece of the state government’s November budget.

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