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Update on the Coronavirus outbreak in Victoria


NSW Public Health Order

The NSW Minister for Health has issued a number of public health orders to help keep NSW residents safe.

From 8 July 2020, the Public Health (COVID-19 Border Control) Order 2020, restricts entry into NSW of people who have been in Victoria within the previous 14 days.

Under the Order, returning NSW residents and limited categories of people are able to cross the border. The categories include:

  • people providing a critical service
  • people living within a border zone
  • emergency and law enforcement services workers
  • people requiring medical or hospital services
  • students or staff of boarding schools or universities
  • people meeting legal obligations.

Critical service providers

Transport for NSW employees and transport and freight operators who need to cross the border for work can continue working with a permit under the category of critical service provider. This category includes:

  • people involved in the movement of people on a commercial basis
  • people working in the maintenance and repair of critical infrastructure
  • people working in construction.

Permits

To cross the border for work, all passenger transport operators and people working in maintenance and the repair of critical infrastructure or construction need to apply for a permit.

Under the permit conditions you will be required to self-isolate while not performing the critical service functions.

NSW residents returning to NSW need to self-isolate for 14 days. Border zone residents can cross the border with a permit, and they don't need to self-isolate unless they've been to a place in Victoria outside the border community within the previous 14 days.

Permits can be applied for at Service NSW.


Victorian Public Health Order

Our people and customers travelling to Victoria should be aware that the following rules are in place in Victoria.

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire restrictions

From 8 July, people who live in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire must stay home unless they are:

  • shopping for food and supplies
  • caregiving
  • exercising
  • studying and working if this cannot be done at home.

In addition, people living in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire cannot:

  • have visitors to their home except for caregiving or compassionate reasons or receiving services
  • visit friends and family who live at another household except for caregiving or compassionate reasons or providing services
  • engage in gatherings in public places with more than one other person (subject to limited exceptions).

Face masks

From 22 July, people in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire must wear a face mask when they leave home.

In other parts of Victoria, the Chief Health Officer recommends that people wear a face mask when leaving home if it is hard to keep 1.5 metres apart from other people.

Update on the Coronavirus outbreak in Victoria


NSW Public Health Order

The NSW Minister for Health has issued a number of public health orders to help keep NSW residents safe.

From 8 July 2020, the Public Health (COVID-19 Border Control) Order 2020, restricts entry into NSW of people who have been in Victoria within the previous 14 days.

Under the Order, returning NSW residents and limited categories of people are able to cross the border. The categories include:

  • people providing a critical service
  • people living within a border zone
  • emergency and law enforcement services workers
  • people requiring medical or hospital services
  • students or staff of boarding schools or universities
  • people meeting legal obligations.

Critical service providers

Transport for NSW employees and transport and freight operators who need to cross the border for work can continue working with a permit under the category of critical service provider. This category includes:

  • people involved in the movement of people on a commercial basis
  • people working in the maintenance and repair of critical infrastructure
  • people working in construction.

Permits

To cross the border for work, all passenger transport operators and people working in maintenance and the repair of critical infrastructure or construction need to apply for a permit.

Under the permit conditions you will be required to self-isolate while not performing the critical service functions.

NSW residents returning to NSW need to self-isolate for 14 days. Border zone residents can cross the border with a permit, and they don't need to self-isolate unless they've been to a place in Victoria outside the border community within the previous 14 days.

Permits can be applied for at Service NSW.


Victorian Public Health Order

Our people and customers travelling to Victoria should be aware that the following rules are in place in Victoria.

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire restrictions

From 8 July, people who live in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire must stay home unless they are:

  • shopping for food and supplies
  • caregiving
  • exercising
  • studying and working if this cannot be done at home.

In addition, people living in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire cannot:

  • have visitors to their home except for caregiving or compassionate reasons or receiving services
  • visit friends and family who live at another household except for caregiving or compassionate reasons or providing services
  • engage in gatherings in public places with more than one other person (subject to limited exceptions).

Face masks

From 22 July, people in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire must wear a face mask when they leave home.

In other parts of Victoria, the Chief Health Officer recommends that people wear a face mask when leaving home if it is hard to keep 1.5 metres apart from other people.