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Australia Western Australia to relax border restrictions to all states

13:01  30 october  2020
13:01  30 october  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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With all states except Queensland and Western Australia reopening to NSW and an election only a day away, Ms Palaszczuk is under increasing pressure to relax border 'Once we see evidence of that for two-or-three weeks after the restrictions are eased well then we'll rely on the health advice.'

Australia ’s internal borders are to gradually reopen as COVID-19 infections continue to fall. South Australia and Queensland are easing restrictions with the neighboring state , New South Wales, for the first time in months. Australia has recorded about 27,000 coronavirus cases since the pandemic

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has announced the lifting of his state's borders to residents from the rest of the nation, instead opting for a new controlled interstate border and set of protocols for travellers deemed "very low risk" and "low risk".

Mark McGowan wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Sky News Australia

"The existing hard border exemption system will be removed and replaced with a controlled interstate border regime, established on an updated, nationwide, health-based threshold," Mr McGowan said.

"The Chief Health Officer has recommended a 14-day rolling average of less than five community cases in each state and territory... this threshold is currently being achieved in all jurisdictions across the country."

From November 14, travellers deemed 'very low-risk" for COVID-19 - from SA, NT, ACT, Tas and Qld - would be permitted to enter WA if they undergo a health screening and temperature test upon arrival.

They would also need to be prepared to undergo a COVID-19 test if necessary and fill out a G2G declaration form.

Residents from NSW and Vic - deemed low risk - would be required to comply with the same conditions but would also need to take a mandatory COVID-19 test, self-isolate for 14-days and present for a second COVID-19 test on the eleventh day of isolation.

How to beat Queensland's border closure .
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