Updated Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction 26 May, South Australia

The Cross Border-Associated Direction has been updated in South Australia. The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 14 comes into effect at 6pm Wednesday 26 May 2021.

The following changes apply:

Greater Melbourne- Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrivals

  • A Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrival is a person who has been in Greater Melbourne any time within the last 14 days or any time on/after 20 May 2021, whichever is the least amount of time. The following restrictions apply to these people who have been in the Greater Melbourne Area:
    • People arriving in South Australia after 6pm 26 May 2021- Level 6 requirements. Not Permitted to Enter South Australia
    • South Australia residents, people genuinely relocating and people escaping domestic violence arriving after 6pm 26 May 2021- Level 4 requirements. They must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and on days 5 & 13, must self-quarantine for 14 days and must wear a face mask (covering their mouth and nose) at any time they come in contact with the public for 14 days.
    • Essential Travellers arriving after 6pm 26 May 2021- Level 4 requirements. They must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and on days 5 & 13 and must wear a face mask (covering their mouth and nose) at any time they come in contact with the public for 14. Category 1 Essential Travellers are not required to self-quarantine but must not enter a high risk setting for 14 days. Category 2 Essential Travellers must self-quarantine when they are not conducting their duties.
    • People (including Essential Travellers, SA residents, people relocating and people escaping domestic violence) who entered South Australia before 6pm 26 May 2021- Level 3 requirements. They must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and on days 5 & 13, must self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result, not enter a high risk setting or attend an event with an approved COVID Management Plan or where there are more than 1000 people present for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

*Note- Greater Melbourne includes- Banyule, Hume, Moreland, Bayside, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Boroondara, Knox, Nillumbik, Brimbank, Manningham, Port Phillip, Cardinia, Maribyrnong, Stonnington, Casey, Maroondah, Whitehorse, Darebin, Melbourne, Frankston, Melton, Wyndham, Glen Eira, Monash, Yarra, Greater Dandenong, Moonee Valley, Yarra Ranges, Hobsons Bay and the City of Whittlesea.

City of Bendigo- Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrivals

  • A Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrival is a person who has been in the Bendigo Local Government Area any time since 22 May 2021 and has not been in restricted zone A at the relevant time. The following restrictions apply to these people who have been in the City of Bendigo:
    • People who enter after 6pm 26 May 2021- Level 3 requirements. They must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and on days 5 & 13, must self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result, not enter a high risk setting or attend an event with an approved COVID Management Plan or where there are more than 1000 people present for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

Permitted Roads

People driving into South Australia from Victoria are only permitted to use the following prescribed roads:

  • Sturt Highway, Yamba
  • Mallee Highway, Pinnaroo
  • Dukes Highway, Wolseley
  • Wimmera Highway, Laurie Park
  • Casterton Road, Penola
  • Glenelg Highway, Myora
  • Princes Highway, Glenburnie
  • Glenelg River Road, Donovans/Nelson

Please note that persons in South Australia subject to requirement imposed by Associated Direction No 12 and No 13 will continue to be bound by those requirements unless directed otherwise by an Authorised Officer.

This Direction should be read in conjunction with the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 13)COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 14)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

All existing Directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

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