Anybody eager to enter Victoria from South Australia would require a allow after different jurisdictions slammed their borders shut on Premier Steven Marshall’s state following its newest coronavirus outbreak.
Chatting with the media on Sunday, Victoria’s Well being Minister Martin Foley mentioned permits shall be out there on-line from Service Victoria and anybody getting into Victoria from South Australia from 11.59pm Saturday would want one.
The adjustments come after Victoria slammed its border shut for 48 hours on Thursday as contact tracers in Adelaide raced to regulate the unfold of COVID-19.
A 70km ‘bubble’ has been re-established for these dwelling in border communities – just like what has been in place for the NSW-Victorian border and what was beforehand enforced when Victoria skilled its second wave.
Mr Foley mentioned the state governments had labored collectively to ascertain the “same principles and the same rules”.
The allow system is designed to mirror present guidelines in South Australia.
Residents dwelling within the border bubble can use their previous permits to journey between the states, however tightened guidelines stay in place.
“There are a very limited number of exemptions,” Mr Foley mentioned.
“They apply for emergency medical care, providing or receiving emergency services, or if your property cuts across both sides of the border.
“In those limited circumstances, you will be exempt from that requirement for a permit.”
South Australians from scorching spots is not going to be granted a allow.
“If you come from metropolitan Adelaide, you will be considered. You will be granted a permit but under conditions and these conditions require you to provide your travel information, a strong recommendation that you be tested, how long you are going to be in Victoria and contact information,” Mr Foley mentioned.
“If you are either transiting through South Australia or from regional South Australia, you will be granted a permit with similar contact information but not the same strong recommendation regarding testing.”
He mentioned all arrivals shall be intercepted in any respect airports, together with Mildura.
Police shall be stationed alongside the border in any respect highway entries.
“We will continue to monitor the evolving situation in South Australia. We will continue to work very closely with our South Australia and colleagues and as those circumstances (could) change,” he mentioned.
In keeping with the Victorian authorities’s web site, permits shall be issued to travellers based mostly on the places they’ve visited. These places are categorised as inexperienced, orange and purple zones.
Those that have visited the inexperienced zone (regional areas) they are going to be capable to obtain a border allow whereas the identical goes for many who have visited the orange zone (metropolitan Adelaide).
The purple zone consists of scorching spots and anybody who has visited these areas is not going to be allowed to enter Victoria and shall be subjected to South Australia’s quarantine guidelines.
“If you have visited locations in the red zone during the exposure period listed below, you will not be able to receive a Victorian Border Crossing Permit and you will not be allowed to enter Victoria,” the Victorian Authorities web site states.
“As per local SA Health requirements, anyone who has visited a Red Zone must quarantine and seek testing.”
An extra testing website has been arrange for truck drivers at Nhill.
Earlier, the South Australian Premier mentioned contact tracers have efficiently decided the supply of each single group case of the virus since April.
“We have the known link of every case going right back to April of this year,” he informed reporters.
“So that will be great news for our chief public health officer but also other chief public health officers in Australia and important for them when they’re deciding on their border arrangements with our state.”
South Australia recorded only one new case on Sunday, which was a returned traveller in resort quarantine.