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I am not sure that the restriction around WA entry after coming into contact with people who have been in VIC still applies (according to a call to the WA covid hotline). The relevant direction on the g2gpass seems to be from November last year, is there a more recent source used in this article?


The source for this is:


Which says:
Travel is permitted into and around WA from interstate and New Zealand, depending on where travellers have come from and who they’ve had contact with in the 14 days prior to travel.
 

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I am not sure that the restriction around WA entry after coming into contact with people who have been in VIC still applies (according to a call to the WA covid hotline). The relevant direction on the g2gpass seems to be from November last year, is there a more recent source used in this article?


It has been removed from the directions (it was paragraph 6 in the following).

Original directions: https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-04/CHO_HA_090421_3.pdf
Amendment: https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default...stern-Australia-Amendment-Directions-No21.pdf

And if really keen, the CHOs recommendation to remove the concept is in https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-04/CHO_HA_090421_3.pdf
 

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The source for this is:


Which says:
It has been removed from the directions (it was paragraph 6 in the following).

Original directions: https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-04/CHO_HA_090421_3.pdf
Amendment: https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default...stern-Australia-Amendment-Directions-No21.pdf

And if really keen, the CHOs recommendation to remove the concept is in https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-04/CHO_HA_090421_3.pdf

Thank you both. I am far more reassured.

My call to the hotline (and the G2G declaration itself) seemed to focus on coming into contact with people who had been to exposure sites and/or were diagnosed positive as opposed to in VIC at all. It is confusing because the G2G pass currently links to directions from November last year, as opposed to these much more recent ones.
 
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It has been removed from the directions (it was paragraph 6 in the following).

Original directions: https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-04/CHO_HA_090421_3.pdf
Amendment: https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default...stern-Australia-Amendment-Directions-No21.pdf

And if really keen, the CHOs recommendation to remove the concept is in https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-04/CHO_HA_090421_3.pdf

Thanks for the info. I have now removed that paragraph from the article on state border restrictions.

I've been doing my best to keep up with all the changing restrictions, but there are so many moving parts - it can be a challenge at times and I do sometimes miss things!
 

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Good, probably about time, although maybe regional Victoria restrictions should have come off shortly after the lockdown in regional Vic was lifted. After all so far in the current outbreak there have been a massive 0 cases detected in the community in regional Vic! And even in the massive outbreak that happened last winter, anything that went into regional Vic was controlled very quickly, on the back of hundreds of cases a day in Melbourne. But hey, WA ....
 

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But they still have to have a COVID test. Am I hoping for too much to travel to SA in a bit over a week from greater Melbourne with no COVID test and no quarantine? For a weekend visit quarantine is not practical. Still not confident that I won't need to postpone my travel.

I still don't know anyone in Melbourne that has had COVID despite all the cases that there have been in the city. These state border restrictions seem far more than what is necessary.
 

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But they still have to have a COVID test. Am I hoping for too much to travel to SA in a bit over a week from greater Melbourne with no COVID test and no quarantine? For a weekend visit quarantine is not practical. Still not confident that I won't need to postpone my travel.

If Vic removes the 25km travel limit, then other states can respond accordingly, whilst this remains in place it sends a signal that there is something to worry about. Allowing Melbournians to freely travel throughout Vic, says everything is under control. Not really fair to complain about other states restrictions, when its your own states restrictions enabling their behaviour.
 
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The 25km travel limit is indeed the first hurdle to overcome. I would hope that would be gone later this week or early next week, but we'll see.

I'm not optimistic if regional Victorians need to get a COVID test that there won't be a period where anyone from Greater Melbourne travelling to Adelaide will need a COVID test once the restrictions are eased.

So it looks like I'm going to need to rearrange leave plans and check with people I'm planning to catch up with when they're available in July etc. Getting fed up with restrictions that don't pass the "pub test".
 

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So it looks like I'm going to need to rearrange leave plans and check with people I'm planning to catch up with when they're available in July etc. Getting fed up with restrictions that don't pass the "pub test".

I sympathise, i was supposed to travel to Melbourne this Friday, but rescheduled til October, i dont want to end up having to wfh for a fortnight if vic goes back into lockdown.
 

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If Vic removes the 25km travel limit, then other states can respond accordingly,
With respect to Greater Melbourne that makes sense. With respect to regional Vic I think it has been well established that the risk is very low so hopefully for those travelling from regional Vic won’t, for example, require Covid tests going into SA, for too much longer.
 
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This was barely acceptable but certainly understandable in the first 3-6 months of the pandemic . No one knew what they were dealing with and how to deal with it. 16 months in, this exact circumstance I am sure has been foreseen and measures to manage the risk should have been developed such that it becomes an exercise in compliance. Not an exercise in saying no.
 

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Sure. I went to a pub AND a restaurant AND a shop and, well, everything else, except the airport, all without a mask!! 😱 ( or knowing what the relevance of this is).
 

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The 25km limit will be removed from 11:59 Thursday Night.

I’m hoping to travel to SA from Greater Melbourne with no COVID test and no quarantine in about a week for a weekend. I still don’t know anyone who has had COVID in Melbourne so I think my chances of having it are practically zero, so getting tested would be not only a pointless waste of resources, it would also make a weekend trip impractical.

I think I’ll have to change my dates but will wait and see what SA announces for now.
 

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