Mark McGowan has announced stricter travel conditions for South Australia and WA’s Border.
Today WA Premier Mark McGowan has provided the latest Perth COVID-19 update regarding the community outbreak in South Australia.
Before the WA Border announcement yesterday, WA received about 600 arrivals from South Australia into the state under the new control border.
Each person has since been contacted by the West Australian government to ensure they follow the new directions that they will need to be tested within 48 hours and remain in self-quarantine for the full 14 days.
WA Border Update – Stricter South Australia Travel Condition To Be Enforced
As of 6pm tonight the WA Government will further restrict travel from South Australia to anyone that has been in South Australia in the previous 14 days.
These strict measure mirror those that were enforced with Victorian travellers.
These steps, while they might seem harsh. I’ve been taken on the best health advice to protect everyone.Mark McGowan
This means travellers from South Australia will need to meet strict exemption categories.
The exemption list for South Australia is limited to:
- Certain senior Government Officials
- Certain active military personnel
- A member of the Commonwealth Parliament
- A person carrying out functions under a law of the Commonwealth
- A person coming to WA at the request of the Chief Health Officer
- A person responsible for transport freight or logistics
- Anyone who is given approval by the State Emergency Coordinator or an authorised officer.
That final category includes compassionate reasons – and that could include those Western Australians that may have travelled to South Australia in the last few days.
More to come.
Watch: WA Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Roger Cook with a COVID-19 update.
Feature image: AAP Image/Richard Wainwright
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