COVID 19

Council has implemented strict protocols to ensure we comply with directions issued by government in relation to managing the COVID 19 risk. These protocols apply to our staff, our customers and visitors to our premises, and councillors alike. Some non-essential services have ceased altogether, others are still in operation but due to social distancing have added levels of complexity. Please be understanding that we will do our best to maintain services and help in what are unique and challenging circumstances.

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27 March 2020

The following advice has been provided by the NSW Government regarding cross-border movement. Please be advised when traveling from New South Wales into Queensland you may be asked to demonstrate legitimate need for travel.

Applications for a Queensland entry pass are available online.

Approaches from jurisdictions to border closures

  • Regardless of state and territory government decisions, Commonwealth directions are valid.
  • QLD, Tasmania, SA, WA and the NT have enacted movement restrictions across state and territory borders, while NSW, Victoria and the ACT have not.
  • Some exemptions for cross-border travel allow for cross-border movement from NSW to QLD and SA for border residents, essential travel, workforce movements, freight, and on specific compassionate grounds.
  • States and territories have all committed to the continued provision of services and freight operations and that cross-border travel for workers in occupations delivering essential goods and services is to be maintained.
  • For those states and territories with border restrictions, individuals will need to demonstrate legitimate need for travel and onus on proof is with the individual. Checking officers in these jurisdictions have discretionary authority.
  • Vehicle checkpoints and random checks are being established by jurisdictions imposing cross-border movement restrictions.

Contacts

  • A one-stop website for information about COVID-19 in NSW is available at NSW.gov.au.
  • The National Coronavirus Health Information Line number is 1800 020 080.
  • For all Cross-Border matters, email enquiries@cbc.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 6926 8620.

Border status

Australian Capital Territory

  • No border restrictions.
  • National restrictions and advice on non-essential gatherings applies.
  • Detailed advice at health.act.gov.au
  • Agreed to a regional approach and advises no non-essential travel outside of the Canberra Region.

New South Wales

  • No border restrictions.
  • National restrictions and advice on non-essential gatherings applies.
  • Detailed advice at NSW.gov.au

Northern Territory

  • Border restrictions from 4:00 pm Tuesday 24 March. All non-essential travellers will be required to go through a police control checkpoint to verify their medical status and purpose of their travel.
  • National restrictions and advice on non-essential gatherings applies.
  • Detailed advice at coronavirus.nt.gov.au

Queensland

  • Border restrictions in force from midnight (Qld time) Wednesday 25 March
  • Advice from the Queensland Government is available from Queensland Government websites
  • National restrictions and advice on non-essential gatherings applies.
  • All people entering will be required to isolate for 14-days unless exempt.
  • Some exemptions apply for Qld residents, essential services, public and community transport, workers in border communities who are going to and from work, border residents accessing essential goods and services, freight and supply chain operations, travel of a relative/carer of a dependant individual, specific compassionate circumstances, and for police, emergency services and ambulance.
  • Applications for a Queensland entry pass are available online.
  • Social travel is banned but specific compassionate / family travel may be permitted.
  • Border road closures will be in place for some secondary roads, and police checks are planned, including on major highways.
  • Termination of cross-border rail services, most likely at Casino.

South Australia

  • Border restrictions in place with enforceable obligation applicable from 4pm on Tuesday 24 March 2020.
  • Advice at sahealth.sa.gov.au
  • Direction about the responsibilities of travellers at South Australia Police
  • National restrictions and advice on non-essential gatherings applies.
  • All people entering SA will be required to isolate for 14-days.
  • Exemptions will apply for essential transport, workers providing essential goods and services, medical needs, freight and supply chain operations, residents of border communities, travel of a relative/carer of a dependant individual, and for police, emergency services and ambulance.
  • Other travellers (eg FIFO workers) may be exempt provided suitable evidence is established (NB the onus of proof is on the applicant).

Tasmania

  • Border restrictions in place.
  • Detailed advice at tas.gov.au
  • National restrictions and advice on non-essential gatherings applies.
  • All visitors must complete a Tasmanian Arrivals Form.
  • Can be completed online prior to arrival or upon arrival at terminals in Tasmania.
  • All Non-Essential Travellers will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
  • Essential Travellers may be exempted from quarantine but must still comply with specified conditions.
  • Applications as an Essential Traveller on compassionate or medical grounds, if work is identified as essential, or for other reasons considered on individual merit.
  • Police and Biosecurity Tasmania will ensure compliance

Victoria

  • No border restrictions.
  • Detailed advice at vic.gov.au
  • National restrictions and advice on non-essential gatherings applies.

Western Australia

  • Border restrictions in place from 1:30 pm (WA time) Tuesday 24 March with strict border controls for all access points – by road, rail, air and sea.
  • Advice at WA.gov.au
  • National restrictions and advice on non-essential gatherings applies.
  • Unless exempted, arrivals from interstate will be ordered to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Additional restrictions have been placed on travel to remote Aboriginal communities, with exceptions for delivery of essential services, medical reasons, family or cultural reasons.
  • Exemptions will apply to essential services and essential workers with strict guidelines in place.
  • Exemptions available on compassionate grounds and where people live near border communities.
  • Enforcement of the border restrictions will be rolled out with checkpoint stops.

For More Information: www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/our-work/regions-industry-agriculture-and-resources/office-of-nsw-cross-border-commissioner/covid-19-and-cross-border-management

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