South Australia's hard border closure with Victoria was officially implemented at midnight last night, as many made the last minute scramble to re-enter SA.
To help enforce the strict new regulations, SA Police have released a list of roads that travellers from Victoria are permitted to use to enter South Australia.
The new direction, labelled Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 8) (COVID-19) Direction 2020, will also create three types of travellers.
The first type of traveller is people who arriving from a low community transmission zone.
These are people who arrive from Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania and have not been in any other place other than a low community transmission zone 14 days prior to arrival.
They do not have to comply with any of the requirements of the new direction.
The second type of traveller is people travelling from a place outside of South Australia (other than Victoria).
Everyone arriving from a place outside of SA, other than from a low community transmission zone, must self-quarantine unless they are an essential traveller.
Cross border community members who have reasonable cause to travel across the border will be able to enter the state.
Reasonable causes include; employment, education, providing care and support to, or receive care and support from, another person, or obtaining food, petrol or medical care or supplies.
However, the person must not travel more than 50kms into South Australia to undertake the aforementioned tasks.
The final type of traveller is people travelling from Victoria.
A person travelling from Victoria is prohibited from entering South Australia unless they are an essential traveller under Schedule 2.
Essential travellers under this schedule include; national and state security and governance, health services, commercial transport and freight services, and urgent medical, dental or health treatment.
All of the aforementioned reasons to enter South Australia will require relevant approval before stepping foot into the state.
All essential travellers, except those that are classified as national and state security and governance, must maintain close contact records for the 14 days after arrival.
They must also keep those records for a further 28 days after that.
Essential travellers who are classed as a remote or isolated worker, and work in Victoria, must self-quarantine on their return to South Australia as per Schedule 3.
People who are required to self-quarantine must identify a suitable place to reside and remain there for the 14 days, commencing on the date of arrival and must travel the most direct route to that place.
Once they arrive, they must remain at that place segregated from other people, and can only leave for things such as medical care, supplies, any emergency situation or for an approved reason.
The SA Government also stated today that South Australians travelling from Victoria will also be required to submit themselves for a mandatory COVID-19 test within 24 hours of their arrival.
Roads that people travelling from Victoria into South Australia are allowed to travel on include:
- Sturt Highway, Yamba
- Wentworth Road, Renmark
- Mallee Highway, Pinnaroo
- Dukes Highway, Wolseley
- High Street, Frances (which terminates at Minimay-Frances Road, Frances)
- Wimmera Highway, Laurie Park
- Edenhope Road, Wrattonbully
- Casterton Road, Penola
- Glenelg Highway, Myora
- Princes Highway, Glenburnie
- Glenelg River Road, Donovans/Nelson
- Lindsay Point Road-Lacey Avenue, Murtho
- Summerton Road-Mulcra Road (becomes Panitya North Road), Pinnaroo
- Wolseley Road-Serviceton North Road, Wolseley
- Binnum-Benayeo Road, Binnum
- Shepherds Road-Kybybolite Road, Kybybolite
- Langkoop Road-Casterton-Naracoorte Road, Koppamurra
- Derghom Road-Dorodong Road, Penola
- Mingbool Road, Pleasant Park
- Caroline Road, Caroline
- Dry Creek Road, Caroline