SA TO CLOSE ITS BORDERS TO GREATER BRISBANE FROM 4PM TODAY

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SA TO CLOSE ITS BORDERS TO GREATER BRISBANE FROM 4PM TODAY

South Australia has declared the Greater Brisbane area (which includes Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Redlands) a COVID hotspot and will impose a hard-border shutdown from 4pm today, after cases of the highly infectious UK strain of COVID were detected in Brisbane.

SA Health are currently advising that:

  • Anyone who has visited the locations listed on the Queensland Health website under the heading "Casual contacts – get tested immediately and quarantine until you get a negative result" at the specified dates/times should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. You should also get tested again on day 5 and day 13. There is no need to self-isolate after receiving a negative COVID-19 result in the first test (unless you have symptoms).
  • Anyone who has visited Brisbane City Council or Moreton Bay Region Local Government Area since 11 March should get tested immediately and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. You should also get tested again on day five and day 13. There is no need to self-isolate after receiving a negative COVID-19 result in the first test (unless you have symptoms).

After 4pm today only SA residents, essential workers and people relocating to SA will be allowed in and must isolate for 14 days, and get a test on days one, five and 13 of isolation.

If you have any questions after reading the above information, please contact the Workplace Relations Team on 8291 2000 or via email at wr@mtasant.com.au