Saturday, September 18, 2021

NSW asks Melbourne travellers to restrict movement

New South Wales has updated its advice around restrictions for people arriving from Melbourne after six new cases were identified today.

Everyone arriving in NSW – whether by air, rail or road – who has been in the Greater Melbourne area is required to fill out a travel declaration form confirming they have not visited a venue of concern as listed on the Victorian Government website, NSW Health said.

This has now been extended to the Bendigo area.

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Anyone who has visited areas of concern will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

In addition, anyone who has been in the Greater Melbourne and Bendigo areas in the past 14 days since May 12 has been advised to avoid residential aged care or healthcare facilities “unless seeking treatment or for compassionate reasons,” NSW Health said in a statement.

“We take those steps to protect our most vulnerable,” NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said.

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Dr Chant urged people returning from Melbourne to “diligently check the health website for venues of concern”.

“We are very connected to our southern neighbours so our key commitment it to address those venues of concern.”

Anyone planning to travel to Melbourne have been asked to reconsider over the next few days.

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