5.30 pm | 29 March 2021
A new direction regarding cross border travel was issued late today for those who have entered South Australia from the City of Brisbane, Logan City, City of Ipswich, Moreton Bay Region and Redland City since 20 March.
The direction provides additional advice for healthcare workers who work in high risk areas.
Travel from Queensland
Travellers who arrived in SA between 20 March 2021 and before 5pm 29 March 2021 from the City of Brisbane, Logan City, City of Ipswich, Moreton Bay Region and Redland City, must:
- have a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 13.
- comply with the self-quarantine requirements until they get a negative COVID-19 test result.
- not enter or remain in a high risk setting in SA for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA or until they get a negative COVID-19 test result unless the person is permitted to enter under Clause 9 in the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel—General) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.
- not attend any event in SA with an approved COVID -19 Management Plan or at which more than 1000 people are present for a period of 14 days after arriving in SA.
Effective from 5:00pm 29 March 2021
People from the Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redlands areas are prohibited from entering SA unless they are returning SA residents / genuine relocations / domestic violence victims) or essential travellers.
Note: These people are required to self-quarantine for 14 days (when not working), have a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 13 and wear a mask in public.
Additional advice for healthcare workers
If you have been in one of the above areas since 20 March 2020 and work in any of the locations outlined below you should not attend work for 14 days since being in greater Brisbane.
Work locations include: emergency department, intensive care unit, respiratory ward, oncology ward.
If you have been in greater Brisbane since 20 March 2021, and do not work in these locations a risk assessment may be needed.
Please complete the self isolation reporting form and contact your line manager or the Clinical Worker Health Service for further advice.
Restrictions also apply for visitors, but exemptions can be given on compassionate grounds through the usual process.
Thank you, more information will be provided as it becomes available.
CALHN COVID-19 Commander