Last updated Thursday 15 July Requirement for Victorians to self-isolate if coming to the island and extension of the Sydney lockdown. Due to the high of public exposure sites that have recently been listed in Melbourne and regional Victoria EMT decided today that any travellers arriving from Victoria from today July 15 th will be required to undergo self-isolation at home or in their accommodation. Self -isolation will be required until advised by the Incident Controller. The NSW Government has also advised that it will be extending the lockdown for Greater Sydney lockdown for a further two weeks.
If you have travelled to the island since June 20 th from these areas and completed 14 days self-isolation you are no longer required too self-isolate. The Incident Controller will advise you of the release. If you are a returning resident or essential worker and travel to the island during the extension period, you will be required to self-isolate at your home or accommodation upon arrival.
The self-isolation will be for 14 days. Essential workers who must undertake work on the island will need to submit a COVID safe work plan to the Incident Controller for approval. Alternatively, could you contact the Welfare Co-ordinator on Extension to the NSW lockdown and local self-isolation requirements.
If you have travelled to the island since June 20 th from these areas and completed 14 days self-isolation you are no longer required to self-isolate. The self-isolation will be for 14 days or until the NSW lockdown is lifted. Questions on the vaccination rollout?
NIHRACS is currently undertaking the vaccination program on the island, If you have any questions about the program please contact them on Alternatively could you contact the Welfare Co-ordinator on Release arrangements for people undergoing self-isolation on the island due to the Queensland lockdown.
EMT has met this morning 1 July to review local requirements from the current outbreak in Australia. In respect to travellers to the island that has been required to undertake self-isolation due to the Queensland lockdown it appears that the case s in Queensland are remaining low. The Queensland Premier is expected to announce whether the lockdown will be extended tomorrow.
The Incident Controller and his team will be contacting travellers to confirm they do not have symptoms and advising of removal of the self-isolation requirement.
If the lockdown is extended in Queensland the extension will be applied locally. The requirement for travellers who have been in any of the areas of NSW that are currently in lock down to undertake self-isolation on the island remains 14 days from the last day you were in a potential exposure site or as advised by NIHRACS. EMT will meet and consider the requirement again next week.
Alternatively, you may contact the Welfare Co-ordinator Hayley Evans on Queensland lockdown and local requirements. EMT will review the requirement and if extended will apply the extension locally. Please note that local self-isolation requirements differ from the mainland. Under local requirements, unless you have an approved work plan, you are not allowed to leave your home or accommodation unless there is an emergency that places you in physical danger.
Arrangements need to be made for the supply of food and the provision of other services. These should be approved by the Incident Controller to ensure that you do not come into contact with members of the community. Alternatively could you contact the Welfare Co-ordinator Hayley Evans on EMT has met this morning Monday June 28 to consider the rapidly changing events associated with the current outbreak on the mainland.
The restriction has also been extended to 9 July. If you have been in these areas you are required to self-isolate at home or at your accommodation for 14 days from the last day you were in a potential exposure site or as advised by NIHRACS. Residents and essential workers will be allowed to return to the island from these areas but will be required to undertake the self-isolation requirements.
Local self-isolation requirements are different to those applying on the mainland. Travel by residents to the mainland is not recommended at this time as it is likely that further cases and public exposure sites will be identified in Brisbane and elsewhere. Should you, after your arrival back on the island be identified as a close contact of a known case, it will initiate local contact tracing of your movements and the potential for local border closure.
With this increased risk it is important that locally the measures to contain the potential for spreading the virus frequent handwashing, maintaining social distancing, coughing, and sneezing hygiene along with tracing customer registers, COVID App are reinforced. It is also especially important that if you have returned to the island recently, that you follow the emerging list of public exposure sites on the mainland. Anyone on the island with symptoms should contact NIHRACS and arrange for a drive through test as now is not the time, to assume it is simply a cold.
The orders will remain in place until 9 July. Entry Permits to the island will not be issued to anyone except returning residents and essential workers who have been in these regions since June 20 from 7pm Norfolk Island time tonight. Returning residents and essential workers need to contact the Incident Controller prior to their arrival and arrange to have private transport at the airport that they can drive Visiting Norfolk Island today and tonight their home or accommodation.
They will be required to undertake 14 days self-isolation on arrival. Note that the Blue Mountains and Central Coast areas are an expansion of the areas to those ly advised. If you are transiting through Sydney Airport from regional NSW or from interstate you will not be required to undertake self-isolation on the island providing:. Travel restriction for Greater Sydney and Wollongong to the island. Due to continuing cases associated with the COVID outbreak in Sydney it has been decided to introduce a travel restriction for people coming to the island from the Greater Sydney and Wollongong areas.
The restriction shall commence from tonight 25 June and will be for a week. If you have been in the Greater Sydney or Wollongong area in the last 14 days, unless you are a resident, you will not be permitted to travel to the island. If you have been in these areas in the last 14 days and are currently on the island you must self-isolate at home or in your accommodation for 14 days or as advised by NIHRACS. If you are a visitor to the island in self isolation you need to contact the Incident Controller to make arrangements for your return travel. Residents that have been in the Greater Sydney or Wollongong areas, can return home but are required to undergo 14 days self-isolation on the island upon your return.
It is important that you arrange for a car to be left at the airport so that you can travel directly to your home. If you cannot arrange this then contact the Incident Controller so that arrangements can be made for your travel from the airport to your home. Please note that this is an expanded area to that where the NSW Government is applying travel restrictions and is consistent with restrictions applying in Queensland and Victoria for travel from NSW. If you live or work in these areas, you are not permitted to travel beyond the Greater Sydney Area.
This means that you are not permitted to travel to the island for a holiday. With the current NSW outbreak, travel to Sydney is not recommended as local restrictions could change at any time. If you must travel it is important that you take precautions to minimise the potential to encounter the virus. Minimise the amount of movement that you do when away, wear facemasks as required and avoid crowds. The list of public exposure sites and hotspots changes rapidly and if you have been to one of these sites you may not permitted to return. The situation in Sydney is evolving and EMT may introduce further restrictions should the risk to the island increase from this outbreak.
The restriction on travel from the Greater Melbourne area to the island has been removed from today. You are allowed to transit through the Sydney airport to travel to the island. Transit must be for less than 24 hours and requires that you have not left the airport precinct and that you have not had ificant contact with people from the Sydney area.
It is a current requirement under the emergency directions that anyone travelling to the island must check public health information regarding emerging public exposure sites in their state or territory and follow the recommendations. Removal of travel restriction from June 24th for the Greater Melbourne to the island. EMT met today and reviewed the current restriction for travellers from the Greater Melbourne area to the island.
It appears that the situation in Victoria is under control and new cases that are arising are from known contacts already in isolation. Based upon this information it has been decided to not extend the current travel restriction for travellers from the Greater Melbourne area. Therefore from Thursday June 24 th travellers from the Greater Melbourne Visiting Norfolk Island today and tonight will be allowed to travel to the island without restriction. EMT is continuing to monitor the situation in Melbourne and the cases reported in Sydney and Queensland.
Restrictions may be introduced should the risk increase associated with travel from these areas. This may mean postponing travel to the island or going into isolation on the island should a public exposure site be listed after you have arrived on the island. It remains important that the customer registers are maintained. This is the primary source of contact tracing information on the island and while cases continue to occur on the mainland could be required at any time to enable local tracing to be undertaken.
EMT has met this morning to discuss the current outbreak in Victoria. Due to the high of exposure sites and the seeding risk associated with this variant of the virus it has been decided to introduce a travel restriction to the island for people from the Greater Melbourne area.
Travellers from the Greater Melbourne area will not be granted an entry permit to the island from midnight tonight June 3 rduntil June 24 thThe restriction will be reviewed on the 17 th of June. Returning residents who have been in the Greater Melbourne area in the last 14 days will be granted an Entry Pass but will be required to spend 14 days in self-isolation on the island. The travel restriction does not extend to regional Victoria or persons who have transited through Melbourne airport on the way to the island.
Transit means that you have not left the airport precinct and have spent 24 hours or less in the precinct area. This requirement is in addition to the requirement for travellers to check currently listed public exposure sites and isolate at home or their accommodation and contact NIHRACS for further advice.
With the current Victorian outbreak exposure sites in southern NSW have been listed in the last few days. It is important that travellers to the island check these NSW exposure sites. If you have been required to self-isolate on the island you will be allowed to leave the island to travel back home but will need to contact the Incident Controller to plan for your return travel. The Victorian Government has announced today a seven-day lockdown to apply from pm, Thursday 27 May until pm Thursday 3 June to apply to the entire state of Victoria.
This means that no travellers from Victoria will be allowed to travel to the island from midnight tonight. Any travellers in transit or currently on the island from Victoria or people who have been in Victoria in the last fourteen days will be required to contact NIHRACS and self-isolate at home or in their accommodation if they have been in any of the listed public exposure sites.
Anyone who has been in Victoria in the last fourteen days but has not been to any of the listed public exposure sites will need to monitor themselves for symptoms. If you have been required to self-isolate on the island you will be allowed to leave the island to travel back home but will need to contact the Incident Controller to make arrangements for your return travel.
Renewed emphasis on reducing the potential for Coronavirus spread following the NSW cases.