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COVID-19 UPDATE

as at 07 July 2020  

Please find an update below with the latest Government advice and restrictions regarding COVID-19.

Victorian COVID-19 Community Outbreaks

As you may be aware that there has been a rise in community outbreaks of COVID-19 in Victoria. For the location of current Melbourne COVID-19 ‘hotspots’ and restrictions in place in those areas, please click here.

New South Wales will be temporarily closing its border with Victoria from 12.01am on Wednesday 8 July to assist in containing the spread of COVID-19. After this time, people wanting to travel from Victoria to NSW will need a permit. There will be provisions in place for residents of border regions, such as Albury-Wodonga. Special conditions will be in place for critical services, including health services.

NSW residents returning from a Melbourne hotspot are already required to go into 14 days of self-isolation. This requirement will be extended to anyone returning from Victoria and heavy penalties and fines will be in place for those who do not follow this requirement.

For more information on NSW Government restrictions,
click here.

QLD Border Restrictions Update

From 10 July 2020, any person from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration.

 If any person entering Queensland has spent any time in Victoria during the past 14 days, they will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine.

For more information on QLD border restrictions, click here.

Your Health and Safety

Southern Cross is committed to maintaining service delivery in this challenging time, whilst also protecting your health and safety and that of the Support Workers. As per Department of Health advice, to help stop the spread of COVID-19, please:

  • Practice good hygiene
    • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Practice social distancing – stay 1.5 metres away from others wherever possible 
  • If you have cold or flu like symptoms/are unwell or have been in close contact with someone with a suspected case of COVID-19 or told to self isolate/quarantine :
    • Stay at home
    • Seek medical advice
    • Get tested where recommended
    • Advise Southern Cross – call 1800 989 000 (Freecall)

For more information on what you can do to protect yourself and others, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact communications@scch.com.au