Victoria and SA extend rules for Sydney travellers

Victoria has extended restrictions on arrivals from much of Sydney amid the city's virus outbreak, which has grown to 11.

Victoria and SA extend rules for Sydney travellers

Victoria and South Australia have broadened restrictions on arrivals from much of Sydney amid the city's virus outbreak, which has grown to 11.

Thousands of people living accross multiple council areas must now get tested on arrival in Victoria and isolate until they get a result, potentially putting off people travelling on holiday.

The order affects people from Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West and Randwick, City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra.

Similar restrictions apply from today for residents of and visitors to the same council areas entering South Australia. The key difference is a requirement for arrivals to self-isolate only until they are tested, rather than having to wait for a result.

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South Australia had earlier joined Queensland in introducing an immediate ban on travellers from the Waverley council area at the heart of the latest COVID-19 outbreak.

Australia's states and territories are responding to a growing cluster of coronavirus cases in Sydney's east, with exposure sites now spreading across NSW.

On Saturday, WA Premier Mark McGowan announced all NSW travellers into his state would be required to get tested for COVID-19 upon entry and isolate until they received a negative result.

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Sydney's latest outbreak had grown to nine cases by Sunday.

South Australia

South Australia has again upgraded its border restrictions for New South Wales travellers, starting from June 22.

All travellers who have been in Randwick, Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West, Woollahra and the City of Sydney in the past 14 days must now get tested on the day they arrive and on the 5th and 13th days of their stay.

They will be able to leave isolation as soon as they've been tested — without waiting for a result — but will be banned from high-risk settings and events with 1000 or more people for two weeks.

Under the earlier advice issued by health authorities, anyone who lives in or has visited the Waverley LGA in the past 14 days (but not before June 11) won't be permitted into the state.

That order, which came into effect as it was issued on June 19 at 7.48pm, remains in place.

Those who have already arrived in SA who had been in Waverley must quarantine immediately and contact SA Health for further advice.

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Returning South Australian residents, people relocating to the state and those fleeing domestic violence will be permitted in but must self-quarantine for 14 days.

People who have been at the growing list of exposure sites across New South Wales are also banned.

The new direction was signed by SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens.

Queensland

Queensland has declared the local government area of Waverley in Sydney a COVID-19 hotspot.

From 1am on June 19, anyone who has been in the Waverley area or has been to any of the venues of concern in the last 14 days is not allowed entry into Queensland.

Anyone who has visited the hotspots already in Queensland will be required to go into hotel quarantine.

The change came after NSW authorities announced a new local COVID-19 case linked to the cluster in the city's east, that they believed was acquired via "fleeting contact".

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the state would also introduce a new "traffic light" system for all arrivals.

It requires all people entering Queensland to complete a border declaration, regardless of whether they've been to a declared hotspot.

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Green means you're free to enter Queensland, yellow means you've been to a hotspot and must isolate and get tested. Red means you can't enter at all.

Residents of border communities travelling within the border region will be exempt.

Victoria

The Victorian government has extended its 'orange zones' on its travel permit system which means anybody from much of inner Sydney going to Victoria must get tested on arrival and isolate until they get the result.

The areas affected are Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West and Randwick, City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra local government areas.

This means anybody who has arrived into Victoria from those areas from June 11 must also get tested on arrival.

Authorities in Victoria have not imposed any more restrictions at this stage, but Acting Premier James Merlino said the state is keeping an eye on things.

Victoria has published a list of testing sites online.

"We are, of course, continuing to monitor the situation in New South Wales with their cases and any implications for Victoria," Acting Premier James Merlino said.

People queuing for a COVID test at a pop up clinic on Beaconsfield St, Alexandria after two local acquired COVID-19 cases were detected.

Tasmania

Tasmania's Public Health Services has declared a number of venues across NSW as high-risk.

Anyone who has been at the growing list of exposure sites, also listed on the Travel Alert website, must immediately self-isolate and contact Tasmania's Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

People who have spent time at a high-risk (Level 1) premises at the specified dates and times listed, are not allowed to go to Tasmania.

People have been told to monitor the list of venues and book an test if they develop even mild symptoms.

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Western Australia

WA Premier Mark McGowan said all arrivals from NSW must get a COVID-19 test on entering the state or within 48 hours and self-quarantine until they returned a negative result.

They must wear a mask when in transit to their premises and to the facility they get a COVID-19 test.

Mr McGowan said anyone who has visited any of the exposure sites listed in NSW during the relevant times should self-quarantine for 14 days from their date of exposure and be tested immediately (within 48 hours) and on day 11.

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He said airport testing has been arranged for Perth Airport domestic terminals from June 20 for all NSW arrivals, however, arrivals can also choose to go to other COVID public or private testing clinics.

Mr McGowan said anyone who has arrived from NSW since June 11 should monitor for symptoms and get tested for COVID-19 if unwell.

Plus, with a single new case in Brisbane, Queenslanders are also affected.

People from Queensland who have visited any of the listed exposure sites during the relevant times must get tested for COVID-19 within 48 hours of arrival, and self-quarantine for 14 days.

Northern Territory

NT Health says people who have been defined as close contacts or who have been to an exposure site which lists them as that must quarantine for 14 Days on arrival.

People defined as casual contacts must get tested on arrival and self isolate.

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