RESTRICTIONS LIFT FOR PEOPLE ENTERING NSW FROM ACT AND QLD

From 11.59pm today (Thursday 14 October), restrictions for people entering NSW from the ACT will be eased.

Under changes to the concerns notice, the ACT will no longer be considered an area of concern or affected area and people entering from the ACT will no longer need to complete a declaration form on entry into NSW or follow stay-at-home rules on arrival.

This change is in line with the ACT Government’s decision to lift its stay-at-home restrictions.

ACT residents will be subject to the same rules as people in NSW. People who live in regional LGAs can travel anywhere in regional NSW but cannot enter Greater Sydney without a reasonable excuse. People cannot leave Greater Sydney except with a reasonable excuse. Holidays and outdoor recreation are not reasonable excuses.

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Additionally, due to low rates of community transmission, Queensland will no longer be considered an affected area and Queensland residents will no longer need to complete a declaration form on entry into NSW. People visiting from Queensland will also be subject to the same rules as people in NSW.

There are still places of high concern (close and casual contact venues) in Queensland and the ACT. People who have been to these venues at the relevant time and date must follow the rules for close and casual contacts.

Please visit the NSW Government website for the COVID-19 rules in NSW, including what people can and can’t do depending on their vaccination status.

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We urge people throughout NSW, including those from other states or territories, to continue to come forward for testing at the first sign of even mild symptoms. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.

High vaccination rates are also essential to reduce the risk of transmission and protect the health and safety of the community.