WA drops quarantine for NSW travellers but Victorians remain locked out for now

Western Australia has eliminated a requirement for NSW travellers to quarantine upon arrival but Victorians remain locked out for now.

Premier Mark McGowan says WA will prolong its exhausting border with Victoria till no less than midnight on Wednesday.

It comes because the state continues a snap five-day lockdown to fight a COVID-19 outbreak stemming from a cluster of circumstances in resort quarantine.

“The chief well being officer’s recommendation is that it’s the proper strategy to, no less than at this time limit, mirror that lockdown,” McGowan mentioned on Monday.

“We’ll make an extra determination on Wednesday as as to if to increase it.”

Beneath the exhausting border, nobody is allowed to enter WA except they’ll safe an exemption.

McGowan additionally confirmed NSW would transfer to the “very low danger” class, that means its residents will now not must quarantine upon arrival in WA.

NSW has now gone 29 consecutive days with no new regionally acquired circumstances.

Travellers should nonetheless full a G2G journey go and endure well being screening and a temperature test upon arrival.

WA Premier Mark McGowan (file image)
Mark McGowan says WA will resolve this week whether or not to increase border restrictions for Victorians. Credit score: AAP

WA returned to pre-lockdown life over the weekend with residents now not required to put on face masks and capability limits faraway from venues.

Metropolitan Perth and close by areas went right into a five-day lockdown on January 31, adopted by an extra week of precautionary restrictions.

No group circumstances have been detected since a resort quarantine employee inadvertently roamed the streets of Perth whereas infectious.

The premier, whose dealing with of the pandemic has earned him file approval rankings, on Monday insisted he hadn’t been briefed on polling which the federal government commissioned final 12 months on matters together with help for a tough border.

He mentioned the polling was performed as a part of a broad public info marketing campaign on the peak of the pandemic.

Opposition Chief Zak Kirkup has accused the federal government of basing its choices on polling quite than well being recommendation.