South Australia has issued a hard border announcement this afternoon, banning entry into the state for those who have visited New South Wales COVID-19 hotspots.
The hard border came into affect today in an announcement from South Australian Police Commissioner Grant Stevens, with those who have already arrived in SA ordered to isolate and contact SA Health to find out more information regarding testing and home quarantine.
From 2pm on June 17, anyone who has visited any of the exposure locations listed below and on the NSW Health website (excluding those locations dated 3 or 4 June) at the specified dates and times are not permitted to enter South Australia.
Those already in the state who have visited any of the sites must quarantine for 14 days, get tested immediately as well as on day 5 and 13 after their arrival back into the state, as well as wear a face mask at any time they come into contact with the public during their 14 days i.e. while being tested.
You must also complete this form, found at the SA Health website.
The border announcement comes shortly after a press conference was given this morning by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, announcing the NSW outbreak had grown to three cases, primarily focused around Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
SA Health met this morning to discuss the plan of action for South Australians currently in NSW, deciding that those who have been at any of the high-risk locations should isolate where they are, but are encouraged to contact SA Health to determine travel plan changes and how they can get home.
It was revealed that a man in his 60s had tested positive for the Delta strain of the virus, as well as his wife, with the pair visiting several venues in the eastern suburbs. One of the hotspots, Belle café in Vaucluse was where an elderly woman in her 70s also contracted the virus and has since tested positive for COVID-19.
There is currently a police investigation into whether the man in his 60’s – a limousine driver – breached quarantine protocols, when transporting international flight crews from the airport.
People in every state are advised to get a test if they experience any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild.
The list of NSW hotspots are as follows:
Fruitologist in Bondi
David Jones in Bondi
Event Cinemas in Bondi Junction
Harry’s Coffee Kitchen in Bondi Junction
Myer in Bondi Junction
NAB, Westfield in Bondi Junction
Sourdough Bakery in Bondi Junction
Contents International Design and Luxury Store in Castle Hill
Coles Expresss in Coonabarabran
PKS Bakery in Dubbo
Homestead Motel in Dubbo
Harris Farm in Leichhardt
Amaroo Tavern in Moree
ASSEF’s clothing store in Moree
The reception of Gwydir Thermal Pools Motel and Caravan Park, Moree
Cafe Omega in Moree
Woolworths in Moree
Cemetery Cafe Maquarie Park in North Ryde
Wax Car Wash Cafe in Redfern
Belle Cafe in Vaucluse
Field to Fork in Vaucluse
Rocco’s in Vaucluse
Washoku in Vaucluse
Nielsen Park in Vaucluse
Coles, East Village Shopping Centre in Zetland
Taste Growers in Zetland