Update on easing border restrictions with NSW

Peter Gutwein,Premier

Following the opening of our borders to the low risk jurisdictions of QLD, WA, SA, NT and ACT yesterday, Public Health has now given further consideration to the situation in NSW.

Currently, NSW is still considered a medium-risk area with the requirement to quarantine on arrival and as of yesterday, this is able to be done at a suitable premises, such as a private residence, if available.

Public Health has been monitoring the small number and nature of cases being recorded in NSW and I can announce that it is our intention to classify NSW as a low risk area and relax our border restrictions with that state from Friday 6th of November.

This will mean that passengers arriving from NSW will not need to quarantine effective from that date, however this will be subject to any further advice received from Public Health between now and that date.

At this stage, we continue to monitor the situation in Victoria, with the aim of easing our border restrictions by the 1st December. But as I’ve always said, we will be responsive to the evolving situation based on public health advice.

It’s more important than ever we remember to be COVID-safe. Remember to physically distance, cover your coughs and sneezes, stay home if you’re unwell and don’t hesitate to get a test, even if your symptoms are mild.

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