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New changes in places for border restrictions and residential aged care

South Australia Police have issued new Directions in relation to border restrictions and residential aged care.

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As COVID-19 restrictions are set to ease across South Australia tomorrow on December 1st, South Australia Police have issued new Directions in relation to border restrictions and residential aged care.

Border Restriction Changes

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 19) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 20) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

This new Direction comes into effect as of 12:01am Tuesday 1 December 2020..Low Community Transmission Zones

➡️ Victoria has now been added to the Low Community Transmission Zone. This means there are no internal restrictions on people travelling to South Australia who have only travelled domestically in last 14 days.

➡️ ***IMPORTANT- ALL people travelling to South Australia must still complete the Cross Border Travel Registration form here: https://forms.police.sa.gov.au/…/Form/CrossBorderTravel/

NOTE- Essential Traveller categories do not exist for people travelling from Low Community Transmission Zones.

Overseas Arrivals

➡️ Restrictions in relation to people arriving from overseas are still in place and can be found in detail within the Cross Border Travel Direction No 20, including a requirement to quarantine for 14 days after arrival.

➡️ Essential Travellers now only apply to those people entering South Australia from overseas for the following categories:

  • National and state security and governance;
  • Commercial transport and freight services;
  • Health services, compassionate and other grounds;
  • Urgent medical, dental or health treatment; and
  • Foreign diplomatic or consular staff

➡️ People who are approved as Essential Travellers under these categories (other than national and state security and governance or commercial transport freight services) MUST wear a surgical face mask for 14 days which covers their mouth and nose when they come in contact with the public.

➡️ Essential Travellers must keep and retain records of close contacts commencing on the date of their arrival in South Australia for a period of 14 days.

➡️ Once the person is no longer performing their duties as an Essential Traveller they must self-quarantine for the remainder of their 14 days..All people travelling to SA must complete the Cross Border Travel Registration form here: https://forms.police.sa.gov.au/…/Form/CrossBorderTravel/

*Note- the information above only highlights the changes key made and does not reflect all requirements under the Cross Border Travel No 20 Direction.

Members of the public and Essential Travellers are encouraged to see the full direction for further information.

It is acknowledged that many restrictions still apply, but they are critical in dealing with the spread of COVID-19.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

Residential Aged Care Direction

Updates have been made to the Residential Aged Care Direction in South Australia.

The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 14) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 15) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

This new Direction comes into effect as 12:01am on Tuesday 1 December 2020.

The following changes have been made to the Residential Aged Care Direction in South Australia:

➡️ People who are travelling from a Low Community Transmission zone ( SA, ACT, NSW, NZ, NT, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA) or who were previously a Cross Border Community Member are now permitted to enter the Residential Aged Care Facility providing they comply with the following:

Must not have been in a place other than a Low Community Transmission Zone for the previous 14 days;

  • Must have received the 2020 seasonal influenza vaccine (unless exempt as per the Direction);
  • Must not have a temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius, have a history of fever or chills in the preceding 72 hours, symptoms of acute respiratory infection or loss of taste and smell; and
  • Must not be awaiting a COVID-19 test result (other than in accordance with routine surveillance testing of asymptomatic persons).

➡️ All people who are at a Residential Aged Care Facility (other than resident or child under 12 years of age) must wear a single use surgical mask which covers their mouth and nose at all times when in the presence of other people (unless they are eating or drinking).

➡️ A person working at a Prescribed Residential Aged Care Facility with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must not attend any other place of employment during that time. This does not apply to those attending in an emergency as either as emergency management or law enforcement.

*Note- the information above only highlights the changes key made and does not reflect all requirements under the Residential Aged Care Facilities No 15.

Members of the public and Essential Travellers are encouraged to see the full direction for further information. All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-1

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