COVID-19

SA tightens border closures with NT added to the list

Yesterday, some changes were made to the South Australian border, with the addition of the Northern Territory to the growing list of travel restriction with the state.

Yesterday, some changes were made to the South Australian border, with the addition of the Northern Territory to the growing list of travel restriction with the state.

Effective as of 6.00 pm on Monday 16 August 2021:

Travellers arriving from the Northern Territory having been in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) north of the Central Desert and Barkly LGAs, excluding the East Arnhem LGA on or after 12 August 2021 will not be permitted to enter South Australia, except for Permitted Arrivals and Essential Travellers.

Permitted arrivals (returning South Australian residents, people genuinely relocating to South Australia and people escaping domestic violence) and Essential travellers who have been in the Northern Territory north of the Central Desert and Barkly LGAs, excluding the East Arnhem LGA on or after 12 August will be subject to Level 4 requirements:

• COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.

• Self-quarantine for 14 days (essential travellers who must self-quarantine when not working).

• Must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA.

Travellers arriving from the Northern Territory having been in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) south of and including the Central Desert and Barkly LGAs, and the East Arnhem LGA, on or after 12 August 2021 will be subject to Level 3 requirements:

• COVID-19 test on days 1, 5 and 13

• Quarantine until first negative test result

• Not able to attend a high risk setting or COVID-19 Management Plan event where there are more than 1000 people.

Travellers who arrived from the Northern Territory via air on Monday, 16 August 2021 after 2.00 pm and prior to the signing of the Cross Border Travel Associated Direction 41 were directed into Level 3 requirements. Level 3 requirements include:

• COVID-19 test on days 1, 5 and 13

• Quarantine until first negative test result

• Not able to attend a high risk setting or COVID-19 Management Plan event where there are more than 1000 people.

Other existing requirements remain.

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 40) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 41) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. This Direction came into effect at 6.00 pm on Monday 16 August 2021.

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

ALL SOUTH AUSTRALIANS WHO HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 SHOULD GET TESTED ON THE DAY SYMPTOMS APPEAR.

Symptoms include:

– Fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
– An acute respiratory infection e.g. cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
– Loss of smell or alteration in the sense of taste
– Diarrhoea and vomiting

For more information: SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787; sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019.

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