News Coronavirus SA relaxes virus restrictions amid Perth outbreak

SA relaxes virus restrictions amid Perth outbreak

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SA will ease restrictions on WA travellers outside of greater Perth. Photo: ABC
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South Australia will change its hard border restrictions to allow Western Australians who have not been in designated coronavirus hotspots to enter the state.

Anyone outside of the greater Perth area will be allowed to enter South Australia, provided they self-isolate until testing negative on day one, and then have follow-up tests on days five and 12.

They also must not have been in the Perth area at any time since January 26 – but will be allowed to transit through the Perth Airport.

WA arrivals already in South Australia will be allowed to leave quarantine immediately provided they have not been in the Perth lockdown zone since the same date.

SA’s Police Commissioner imposed the hard border late on Sunday night, in response to a hotel quarantine security guard in Perth testing positive to COVID-19, sending much of the state into lockdown.

SA’s hard border remains in place for anyone who has been in greater Perth, and only South Australians returning home, people relocating long term or people granted exemptions are allowed to enter SA from the region.

They must continue to quarantine for 14 days.

-more to come