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(VICTORIA, Australia.) JUST IN: Borders across the country close in the face of the Victorian #COVID19 outbreak. This is where you can travel

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#AceHealthReport – Feb.12: Victoria has announced a snap lockdown to prevent a third wave of #COVID19 from breaking out: It has prompted states and territories across Australia to impose new border restrictions.

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#Coronavirus Report: ‘Borders across Australia close in the face of the Victorian #COVID19 outbreak’ This is where you can travel?

Posted 7h ago, updated 2h ago

A woman wearing a face mask rests a hand on her suitcase at an airport
Australian states and territories have moved to impose restrictions on travellers from Victoria.(Pexels: Anna Shvets)

AS IT HAPPENED: Catch up on the coronavirus news from February 12.

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  • South Australia
  • Northern Territory

New South Wales

NSW requires anyone arriving in NSW from Victoria after midnight on Friday to remain in their home until Wednesday.

For NSW border residents who travel into regional Victoria, the five-day stay-at-home order only applies to those who have visited Greater Melbourne after midnight on Friday.

There are no restrictions for travellers from other states and territories.

Queensland

Queensland has declared greater Melbourne a COVID-19 hotspot for 14 days.

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Queensland Government declares Melbourne a COVID-19 hotspot.

People from the 36 local government areas in and around Melbourne aren’t allowed into Queensland from 1:00am on Saturday.

There are also 34 local government areas around Perth in Western Australia that are still considered hotspots by the Queensland Government. 

However, the designation is due to end from Sunday.

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Victoria

Victoria has declared areas of Western Australia’s south-west as an “orange zone”. 

This means you must apply for a permit to enter Victoria, self-quarantine on arrival and remain in self-quarantine until you return a negative result.

Everywhere else in Australia is considered a “green zone”, which means you must apply for a permit to enter Victoria.

ACT

The ACT will introduce travel restrictions with Victoria from Saturday.

Any ACT residents who return home before midnight on Friday do not have to quarantine.

ACT residents who return home from on Saturday must notify ACT Health and enter into self-quarantine until Wednesday night in line with the Victorian lockdown.

All other states and territories can travel to the ACT, however you may have to declare your travel or quarantine in some cases. 

Tasmania

Tasmania has declared the entire state of Victoria as a high-risk state. The decision will be reviewed if the Victorian lockdown lifts as planned.

All travellers from Victoria to Tasmania will have to self-isolate for 14 days, at their home or in hotel quarantine from Saturday.

There are also 12 high-risk locations in Sydney. Travellers who have spent time in these locations in the past two weeks are not permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an essential traveller.

The rest of Australia, including everywhere else in NSW, is considered “low-risk” and travellers don’t need to quarantine.

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Western Australia

The WA has introduced a 72-hour hard border with Victoria 6:00pm on Friday.

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WA Premier Mark McGowan announces 72-hour hard border with Victoria.

Victorian arrivals at Perth airport on Friday were tested at the airport before going into their 14 days of self-quarantine. 

Only exempt travellers from Victoria will be allowed into the state.

WA is due to begin quarantine-free travel with New South Wales from Tuesday, provided there are no further outbreaks there.

This means all Australian jurisdictions, except Victoria, will be classified as “very-low-risk”. This means travellers won’t have to quarantine.

South Australia

From midnight on Friday, entry to South Australia from Victoria will be restricted. 

Essential workers, such as truck drivers, will still be allowed.

Local travel from cross-border communities will be allowed for essential purposes such as shopping, medical treatment and caregiving.

Any South Australians in Victoria will be expected to conform to the lock-down restrictions in that state.

Travellers arriving from the Western Australian locations of Peel, Perth and South West must self-quarantine. 

They must also submit to COVID-19 testing on days 1, 5 and 12 of quarantine. They can be released from quarantine after getting written advice of a negative COVD-19 test result.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Government has declared Greater Melbourne a coronavirus hotspot.

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Northern Territory declares all of Greater Melbourne a coronavirus hotspot.

Any travellers from the city arriving in the Territory from 10:45am on Friday will be directed into 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine.

Authorities say anyone who arrived in the NT from Melbourne Airport from February 7 should isolate and get tested.

There are no other active declared hotspots in other Australian states and territories.

Victorian coronavirus outbreak expected to worsen as state enters start of five-day lockdown

Posted 2h ago

The Block Arcade in Melbourne with no people inside.
Most retail outlets will be closed to customers, with only click and collect and delivery allowed.(ABC News: John Graham, file photo)

Victorian authorities are expecting an outbreak of the UK strain of coronavirus from a quarantine hotel to grow, as the state enters the first day of a snap lockdown called on Friday in a bid to dampen community transmission.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the outbreak, which started with a family of three at Melbourne Airport’s Holiday Inn, was “moving at a velocity that has not been seen anywhere in our country over the course of these last 12 months”.

The outbreak remained at 13 cases on Friday night, but health authorities believe there are more cases in the community yet to be detected, which is the rationale for plunging the state into five days of stage 4 restrictions in a bid to provide a “circuit-breaker”.

The harsh restrictions which dominated Melbourne’s second-wave lockdown are now in force across the whole state, meaning Victorians cannot leave their homes except for the four main reasons of shopping for essential supplies, care and caregiving, limited exercise and essential work.

When Victorians do step outside their homes, a mask must be worn at all times, including indoor and outdoor settings.AS IT HAPPENED: Catch up on the coronavirus news from February 12.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said while the snap lockdown would come at a financial and emotional cost to the community, an alternative scenario where the outbreak got out of control would be “devastating”.

Business groups were dismayed by the announcement and have increased advocacy for a national framework to try to avoid scenarios where sudden, short lockdowns continued to hurt businesses.

Exposure sites linked to the Holiday Inn outbreak include the entirety of Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 between 4:45am and 2:00pm on Tuesday, when authorities estimate up to 5,000 people passed through the terminal.

On Friday night, the Victorian Government announced a freeze on international passenger flights which would begin from today, excluding flights already in transit.

A COVID-19 testing sign sits outside a drive-through site.
Victorian health authorities ramped up testing capacity at sites in Melbourne’s north-west in response to the outbreak.(ABC News: Zalika Rizmal)

The Premier also suggested recent hotel quarantine infection control breaches around Australia had highlighted the difficulties of containing the UK strain and changes may be needed.

“This is not the 2020 virus, this is different, this is something very, very different,” he said.

Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania have essentially shut their borders to Victoria as a result of the outbreak, while Queensland and the Northern Territory have listed Greater Melbourne as a hotspot.

There is no border closure with New South Wales, but anyone there who has been in Victoria since January 29 is being asked to isolate at home and follow the five-day lockdown rules that apply in Victoria.

List of Tier 1 exposure sites

This list was updated at 11:00pm (AEST) on February 12. Visit the Department of Health website for the most up-to-date information.LocationSiteExposure periodBrightonNorth Point Cafe
2B North Rd
Brighton, VIC 31868:10am – 9:30am
31/1/2021BroadmeadowsCraigieburn Line train

1:25pm – 1:59pm

9/02/2021Brandon ParkKmart, Brandon Park Shopping Centre
Cnr Springvale Rd and Ferntree Gully Rd
Brandon Park, VIC 31704:35pm – 5:10pm
31/1/2021Clayton SouthNakama Workshop
85 Main Rd
Clayton South, VIC 316911:15am – 12:00pm
1/2/2021Coburg

Function venue

426 Sydney Rd

Coburg VIC 3058

7:14pm – 11:30pm

6/02/2021Glenroy

513 Eltham to Glenroy bus route

Glenroy Railway Station towards Eltham

1:35pm – 2:17pm

9/02/2021Glen WaverleyCommonwealth Bank, 28-32 Kingsway, Glen Waverley1:30pm-2:30pm 9/2/2021Glen WaverleyHSBC Bank, 38 Kingsway, Glen Waverley2:15pm-3:30pm 9/2/2021HeathertonMelbourne Golf Academy
385 Centre Dandenong Rd
Heatherton, VIC 32025:19pm – 6:35pm
1/2/2021Hoppers Crossing

Caltex Woolworths

50 Old Geelong Rd

Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

6:40am – 7:15am

8/02/21Hoppers Crossing

Coates Hire Werribee

148A Geelong Road

Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

6:45am – 7:30am

8/02/21KeysboroughAces Sporting Club (Driving Range)
Cnr Springvale Rd and Hutton Rd
Keysborough, VIC 317310:00pm – 11:15pm
30/1/2021KeysboroughKmart, Parkmore Keysborough Shopping Centre
C/317 Cheltenham Rd
Keysborough, VIC 31734:00pm – 5:00pm
31/1/2021MaidstoneMarciano’s Cakes
126 Mitchell St
Maidstone VIC 30129:45am – 10:25am
5/2/2021Melbourne AirportBrunetti: Terminal 4, Melbourne Airport4:45am – 1:15pm, 9/2/2021Melbourne AirportTerminal 44:45am – 2:00pm, 9/2/2021Melbourne

901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport bus route

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Melbourne Airport to Broadmeadows Railway Station

1:02pm – 1:49pm

9/2/2021MelbourneExford Hotel
199 Russell St
Melbourne, VIC 300011:00pm – 11:35pm
29/1/2021Moorabbin AirportLululemon, DFO Moorabbin
Shop G-039/250 Centre Dandenong Rd
Moorabbin VIC 31945:00pm – 5:45pm
1/2/2021Noble ParkClub Noble
46/56 Moodemere St
Noble Park VIC 31742:36pm -3:30pm
30/01/2021South Melbourne

Stowe Australia

67 – 69 Buckhurst St

South Melbourne VIC 3205

10:30am -10:45am

8/02/2021SpringvaleBunnings Springvale
849 Princes Hwy
Springvale, VIC 317111:30am – 12:15pm
1/2/2021SpringvaleColes Springvale
825 Dandenong Rd
Springvale, VIC 31715:00pm – 6:00pm
31/1/2021SpringvaleSharetea Springvale
27C Buckingham Ave
Springvale, VIC 31716:50pm – 7:30pm
1/2/2021SpringvaleWoolworths Springvale
302 Springvale Rd
Springvale, VIC 31716:30pm – 7:30pm
1/2/2021SunburyCellarbrations
34 Batman Avenue
Sunbury VIC 34295:44pm – 6:19pm
7/2/2021SunburyCellarbrations
34 Batman Avenue
Sunbury VIC 34296:17pm – 7:02pm
6/2/2021SunburySunny Life Massage – Sunbury Square Shopping Centre
2-28 Evans Street
Sunbury VIC 34294:30pm – 6:30pm
6/2/2021SunburyPJ’s Pet Warehouse
Shop 2, 104 Horne Street
Sunbury VIC 34293:37pm – 4:10pm
5/2/2021SunburyBakers Delight – Sunbury Square Shopping Centre
2-28 Evans Street
Sunbury VIC 34293:40pm – 4:15pm
5/2/2021SunburyAldente Deli – Sunbury Square Shopping Centre
2-28 Evans Street
Sunbury VIC 34293:45pm – 4:23pm
5/2/2021SunburySushi Sushi – Sunbury Square Shopping Centre
2-28 Evans Street
Sunbury VIC 34293:53pm – 4:28pm
5/2/2021SunburyAsian Star – Sunbury Square Shopping Centre
2-28 Evans Street
Sunbury VIC 34293:57pm – 4:30pm
5/2/2021SunshineDan Murphy’s
47 McIntyre Rd
Sunshine VIC 30205:50pm – 6:30pm
5/2/2021SunshineDan Murphy’s
47 McIntyre Rd
Sunshine VIC 30206:50pm – 7:30pm
6/2/2021Taylors LakesOff Ya Tree Watergardens
399 Melton Highway
Taylors Lakes VIC 30381:00pm – 1:52pm
6/2/2021West MelbourneKebab Kingz
438 Spencer St
West Melbourne, VIC 300311:24pm -12:15am
29/1/2021

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