South Australia’s border with New South Wales has opened but only for rural travellers.
From midnight January 13, travellers from rural NSW entering SA will no longer be required to quarantine, but will need to get tested for COVID-19 on days one, five and 12.
SA Health also says that those in quarantine who have recently come from rural NSW will have their cases reassessed.
The hard border will stay in place for Greater Sydney, Wollongong, Central Coast, and Blue Mountains.
The greater Brisbane border restrictions will also remain in place, however, SA Premier Steven Marshall says that officials are hoping to change the restrictions with Greater Brisbane in the coming days.
There have been two new cases found in SA, both from recent overseas arrivals in medi-hotels.
The two men in their 30s are not related.
There have been a total of 590 cases in SA, 12 of which are active.
- Another day with no new COVID-19 cases in SAThere have been no new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 596 cases notified in South Australia.
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- One new COVID-19 case found in medi-hotelToday’s case is a man in his 30s who returned from overseas and has been in a medi-hotel since his arrival.
- No new COVID-19 cases found in SAThere have been no new cases of COVID-19 today. There have been a total of 593 cases notified in South Australia.
- No new COVID-19 cases recorded in SAThere are currently 11 active COVID-19 cases in South Australia, all of which were acquired overseas.