The ABC has reported that Western Australia is lifting its border restrictions with South Australia, reducing the state from a ‘low risk’ status to ‘very low risk’, meaning that no quarantine is required from any South Australians looking to travel to Western Australia for a spring getaway.
The reclassification of South Australia as very low risk is due to South Australia’s successful containment of the Delta strain following the Modbury cluster outbreak in July, and will be a relief to South Australians with friends or relatives across the border in Western Australia.
The news follows a Transition Committee meeting in South Australia yesterday, where a slight ease in consumption restrictions was signed off, allowing the seated consumption of drinks when seated on stools around a bar, where previously venues could only serve patrons seated at a table separate to the bar.
South Australia is also due this week to begin the nation’s first home quarantine trial this week, using a brand new home quarantine app to monitor the home quarantine of 50 South Australians returning from interstate.
Using innovative technology, the app provides geolocation and live face-recognition to ensure that people are compliant with their home quarantine direction, and ensures they are at their approved home quarantine address.
Western Australians are also permitted to enter South Australia without restriction, as long as they have not visited a restricted zone in the previous 14 days.
ALL SOUTH AUSTRALIANS WHO HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 SHOULD GET TESTED ON THE DAY SYMPTOMS APPEAR.
– 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.