Following the Transition Committee’s meeting this morning, SA Police Commissioner, Grant Stevens has announced new border changes with Victoria.
Effective as of midnight on Wednesday 8 July, only South Australian residents will be allowed into the state from Victoria.
These individuals must quarantine for 14 days.
All roads into SA from the south-east will also have stronger monitoring by SA Police, with static checkpoints on all roads.
Certain roads will be entirely closed.
Individuals from NSW and ACT can still travel into SA and undertake the 14-day quarantine period. SA Police will continue monitoring potential movement of the virus in those states from Victoria.
The plan remains to relax the NSW and ACT borders on the 20 July, but this will be monitored.
Victorians can enter SA but they must identify and be approved as an essential traveller by health authorities.
If they meet these restrictions, they will have to comply with the 14-day quarantine, the wearing of PPE, and keeping a record of where they travel.
Melbourne is also to go into lockdown for six weeks following a spike of 191 new COVID-19 cases in the last day.
SA Health’s Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier has announced that there have been no new cases of COVID-19 today.
There have been a total of 443 cases reported in SA.
There are three active cases in SA and 436 people have been cleared of COVID-19.
There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19. There have been more than 163,000 tests undertaken in SA.
Following last weekend’s events which the Police Commissioner described as problematic with little to no social isolation taking place, nightclubs will be restricted from trading until they have completed a COVID management program.
Last weekend, over 120 venues were visited with the police issuing several warnings.
Until they have completed this program, nightclubs will not be allowed to open.
There are currently 600 people quarantining in South Australian hotels after repatriating back into the state.
The Police Commissioner has stated that there is a cap on how many individuals can quarantine in SA.
With four hotels able to accommodate for varying numbers, and this being dependent on if people are quarantining alone or in families, the cap is around 1200 individuals who can at one time quarantine in SA.
More to come.
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