COVID-19

SA update Victorian border restrictions on growing list

SA Health & SAPOL have issued updates on the growing COVID concern in Greater Melbourne, with new border restrictions in place for travellers to SA. Here’s what we know.

The South Australian Police and SA Health have issued updates this evening on current COVID hotspots in Melbourne, and implemented border restrictions for those in Victoria adding to the growing list of travel restrictions into SA. The recent updates are as follows:

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 20) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 21) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 which comes into effect at 12.01am on Friday 25 June 2021.

The following restrictions apply in relation to people who have been in Victoria and are arriving in South Australia after 12.01am Friday 25 June 2021:

Greater Melbourne arrivals

All travellers from Greater Melbourne (including Essential Travellers, returning South Australian residents and people genuinely relocating, and people escaping Domestic Violence) are permitted to enter South Australia but are subject to Level 3 modified requirements.

Modified Level 3 requirements are:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1
  • Self-quarantine until undertaken the first COVID-19 test (do not need to wait for the result).
  • No entry into high risk setting for 14 days after arrival, unless clause 9 applies.
  • No entry to COVID Management Plan events > 1000 for 14 days after arrival

The State of Victoria other than Greater Melbourne

Travellers arriving from Victoria (other than Greater Melbourne) are not subject to any restrictions and are permitted to enter South Australia.

Important- Restrictions in relation to New South Wales are still in place and have not changed.

Prescribed roads

With the exception of NSW cross border community members who have remained within the 100km cross border corridor, and commercial transport and freight operators, all travellers from NSW are to enter South Australia via the following roads:

  • Wentworth – Renmark Raod, Calperum Station (outside Renmark)
  • Barrier Highway, Oodla Wirra

Victoria exposure sites

As the situation interstate continues to evolve, if you are planning to travel to South Australia from Greater Melbourne continue to monitor the Victorian Department of Health website as exposure locations are added: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

If you have visited any of the Victorian exposure locations, you should:

  • quarantine immediately
  • get a COVID-19 test

Jetstar Flight JQ523 – SYD to MEL

  • Sunday 20 June – 5.30pm to 7.05pm

Terminal 4, Melbourne Airport (all public areas)

  • Sunday 20 June – 6.55pm to 7.40pm

Sandringham – Sandringham Dry Cleaners

  • Monday 21 June – 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 22 June – 10.00am to 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 23 June – 7.30am to 5.30pm

Victoria border restrictions

From 12.01am Friday 25 June, travel to South Australia from Greater Melbourne is permitted.

On arrival to SA, you must:

  • quarantine until you undertake a COVID-19 test
  • not attend a COVID Management Plan event for 14 days after your arrival
  • not enter a high risk setting for 14 days after your arrival, unless you meet the requirements to do so.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested as soon as possible.

More information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing

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