COVID alerts – Victoria

Please check all the latest alerts from NSW Health pertaining to travel from Victoria. If you have been in Victoria in the past 2 weeks there are some sites of concern, including Melbourne airport. If any of the following applies to you, please do not attend the practice. You can call for a phone consult if you need advice. Testing sites are listed on our website.

Victorian sites of concern

NSW Health has been advised of new venues of concern related to recent confirmed cases in Victoria. In response, NSW Health is calling on anyone in NSW who was at Melbourne Airport, Terminal 4 (Jetstar) from 4:45am – 2pm on 9 February to immediately isolate, get tested and remain in isolation for 14 days since you were there, regardless of the test result. Out of an abundance of caution, NSW Health is asking anyone who is a household contact of someone who visited Terminal 4 on 9 February at the above time to stay in isolation until that person receives a negative result.

In addition, anyone who attended any terminal at Melbourne Airport on 7 and 8 February must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. NSW Health is currently contacting approximately 7,000 people who have entered NSW from Victoria after attending these venues of concern, to ensure they are aware of the requirements.

If you have been to any of these locations at the times listed you are at risk of COVID 19 so please follow the health advice provided. People who have been to these venues are required to get tested immediately and isolate for up to 14 days. If you were at one of these venues, you can call your local NSW Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055 for further advice.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT – RECENT VICTORIAN ARRIVALS

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has issued a public health order to ensure that anyone who has recently entered NSW from Victoria follows ‘stay at home’ rules, following the announcement by the Victorian Government of a five-day ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown. The new order will require that anyone in NSW who has been in Victoria at any time on or after 11.59pm on 12 February 2021 remains at their home or place of residence for the five-day period announced by the Victorian Government.

People arriving in NSW from Greater Melbourne by road will also be required to complete a declaration form: https://apply.service.nsw.gov.au/nsw-entry-vic-declaration. This is addition to persons arriving from Victoria by air or rail. The Victorian restrictions become effective at midnight tonight, and under current arrangements will expire at 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 February.

The NSW Order will ensure that the same requirements will apply even if people have left Victoria before it comes into effect. People now in NSW who have been in Victoria on or since 12 February will be permitted to leave their places of residence for the same four reasons allowed under the Victorian restrictions. These are: – shopping for essential items,- medical and other care and caregiving,- exercise,- and essential work. NSW strongly advises against all non-essential travel to Victoria at this time.