While people from Greater Melbourne are still not permitted to enter South Australia, the state has opened its border to regional Victoria with some conditions to apply.
People entering South Australia who have been in regional Victoria in the 14 days prior to their arrival are subject to Level 3 requirements: COVID-19 test on day one, they must self-quarantine until negative test result, and must not enter a high risk setting for 14 days after arrival.
If a South Australian or Victorian Resident Cross Border Community Member has not left the Cross Border Corridor (70 km from the border) they are permitted to travel anywhere within South Australia without restriction.
If a Cross Border Community Member has been outside the Cross Border Corridor into Victoria within the last 14 days they will be subject to some conditions which can be found on the SA Government COVID website: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/travel-restrictions.
Essential Travellers – either Commercial Transport and Freight Service workers or Cross Border Community Members are exempt from the testing requirement if they can produce evidence of a COVID-19 test or a negative COVID-19 result within the previous seven days.
And across our State…
…Melbourne opens up, and there is further easing of restrictions in regional Victoria.
As of 11:59pm Thursday night the 25km travel limit is removed, and travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria will resume.
Two visitors per day (plus dependants) will be permitted to gather inside the home in Melbourne, and up to five people (plus dependants) in regional Victoria.
Twenty people can gather outside in Melbourne, and 50 in regional Victoria.
Masks will continue to be required indoors but they are no longer required outdoors – however they’ll still be recommended when you can’t maintain physical distancing.
In Melbourne, funerals can be held with up to 75 mourners, and weddings no more than 20 – and 100 mourners and 50 wedding guests in regional Victoria.
Gyms can open across Melbourne, with density limits and COVIDSafe plans in place.
And, hair and beauty services can now operate without masks during service.