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Areas of concern in South Australia

Updates on restrictions for entering NSW if you have recently been to South Australia, and how to complete the NSW entry declaration form. 

 

Travelling from an area of concern

If you are a NSW resident and you have been in one of the areas of concern, ensure you get tested and self-isolate for 14 days.

Non-NSW residents who have been to any areas of concern at the times specified will be unable to enter NSW unless you are transiting through. 

Areas of concern in South Australia

The following areas of concern have been identified as of 26 November 2020.

 

Where When
Roma Mitchell Secondary College, Gepps Cross Thursday 12 November to Friday 13 November
Thomas More College, Salisbury Downs Thursday 12 November to Friday 13 November
Woodville Pizza Bar, 58 Woodville Road Friday 6 November to Monday 16 November (including people who ordered takeaway or delivery)
Lyell McEwin Hospital Emergency Department 5:30pm on Friday 13 November to 8am Saturday 14 November
Mawson Lake School and Preschool Wednesday 11 November to Friday 13 November
The Aquadome, Elizabeth 11am to 1:30pm on Saturday 14 November
SA Structural, 54 Kaurna Avenue Edinburgh Thursday 12 November 7am to 3:30pm
Woodville High School, 11 Actil Avenue St Clair Monday 23 November, Tuesday 24 November

 

If you have been to any areas of concern at the specified times, you can only enter NSW if you are a NSW resident, or transiting out of NSW by the most practical direct route.

If you are a NSW resident, you must get tested and self-isolate immediately for 14 days.

If you have been in a COVID-19 area of concern, you should only enter NSW in a manner that is safe to do so, and where it is consistent with any restrictions in place in South Australia.

If you have visited one of the 'monitor your symptoms' locations at the dates and times published on the SA Health website you must get tested and self-isolate while waiting for the test result.

Completing your NSW entry declaration form

Anyone travelling into NSW who has been to South Australia in the last 14 days must complete a NSW entry declaration form before entering NSW. The form must be completed up to 24 hours before travellers arrive in NSW.

The purpose of this form is to ensure that travellers can be notified easily of any risk of COVID-19 infection.

  • If you are a NSW resident and you identify as being at risk from one of the areas of concerns, you will be asked to be tested for COVID-19 and you must self-isolate immediately for 14 days.
  • If you are not a NSW resident and you identify as being at risk from one of the areas of concern, you will be unable to enter NSW. However, you will be able to enter if you need to transit through NSW by the most direct route.

You will need to provide contact details, intended travel dates, contact address and the number of dependents traveling with you.

You may also be asked to provide supporting evidence associated with your travel (such as photo identification).

Information collected by the NSW entry declaration form may be used by NSW Health for the purposes of contact tracing and notification.

The NSW entry declaration form applies to people directly entering NSW from South Australia, as well as travellers entering NSW who have been in South Australia in the last 14 days.

Transiting through NSW

Anyone travelling from South Australia directly will also need to complete the NSW entry declaration form. If you have been in an COVID-19 area of concern, you will need to travel out of NSW by the most practical direct route. Ensure to get tested and self-isolate for 14 days once you reach your residence or destination.

If you have been in a COVID-19 area of concern, you should only enter NSW in a manner that is safe to do so and where it is consistent with any restrictions in place in South Australia.

Your questions answered

Any traveller entering NSW from South Australia who is over the age of 16.

This includes people returning home to NSW and visitors from other states.

It also includes travellers who have been to South Australia in the last 14 days who are entering NSW from other states or territories.

You can access the NSW entry declaration from Service NSW.

Travellers will only be required to complete one declaration form per day.

You need to have the declaration form on hand at all times while you are travelling.

You may need to produce it if requested by an enforcement officer.

The form will be valid until you complete the travel stated on your form.

If you leave NSW and enter again, you will need to complete a new declaration if you have been in South Australia in the last 14 days.

Travellers who refuse to complete the form may not be permitted to enter NSW.

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