Australia New South Wales residents can travel to every Australian state
Six Nations talking points: Round 1
While the Super Rugby sides go through their final trials ahead of the new season, the Six Nations kicked off this weekend with three entertaining games. Although the World Cup might be a good three years away, the British and Irish Lions are hopefully touring in just a few months, and the Six Nations is one of the best chances to catch the eyes of the selectors. What was missing because of the absence of crowds was made up for with some exciting games, including two away wins and a couple of nailbiters.
New South Wales residents are now allowed to travel to all Australian cities as the state goes 30 days without a local case of coronavirus.
Western Australia changed the health advice for NSW at 12.01am on Tuesday, declaring it to be a 'very low risk' state.
NSW travellers looking to visit the west coast must still complete a G2G travel pass and undergo health screening and a temperature check upon arrival.
WA requires anyone who has been in contact with someone from a 'medium-risk' state like Victoria to self-quarantine there for 14 days.
NI residents face Covid fines for crossing border
People caught crossing the Irish border without "a reasonable excuse" could be fined from Monday.The unprecedented step has been taken by the Irish government in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
While NSW residents are now allowed to travel to all states and territories, the government is urging prospective holidaymakers to exercise caution.
NSW Health continues to 'strongly advise against non-essential travel to Victoria'.
Victorians subject to the latest Covid restrictions should not be travelling to NSW unless permitted, health authorities have said.
The five-day stay-at-home requirements in order - applicable for anyone who arrived in NSW from Victoria since midnight on February 12 - are due to end at 11.59pm on Wednesday.
Those subject to the order are permitted to leave their place of residence with a reasonable excuse including shopping for essential items, medical and other care and caregiving, outdoor exercise, emergencies and essential work.
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Hundreds of men live at a disused army barracks, where a recent COVID outbreak has added to humanitarian concerns.For some residents, the centre evokes painful memories of imprisonment in the Middle East, with claims of poor sanitation and a level of mistreatment that has allowed the coronavirus to tear through the site.
For NSW residents living in the border region, the stay-at-home requirement does not apply. The border region is defined as the area covered by the border 'bubble' in place since last November.
A single case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in a returned traveller to NSW from 12,336 tests in the 24-hours to 8pm on Monday.
NSW went 30 days with no local virus cases on Tuesday as frontline workers in Sydney's quarantine hotels and health workers prepare to get the vaccine next week.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian is being briefed on Tuesday about the rollout of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine which gets underway on Monday.
'The first doses will go to our quarantine workers,' Ms Berejiklian said.
'We know the greatest risk to NSW of Covid at this stage, given we don't have community transmission, is a leakage from the quarantine system.
Rees lightning as Wales beat 14-man Scotland
Two tries from Louis Rees-Zammit inspired Wales to their second successive win in the Six Nations as they defeated 14-man Scotland 25-24 in a thrilling encounter at Murrayfield on Saturday. Scotland prop Zander Fagerson was shown a straight red by English referee Matthew Carley in the second half. It was the second consecutive match where the Welsh beat a team reduced to 14 players, having overcome Ireland last Sunday when Peter O'Mahony wasScotland prop Zander Fagerson was shown a straight red by English referee Matthew Carley in the second half.
'So everything we can do to reduce the risk of the virus getting out to the community is what we should be doing at this stage.'
Australians still banned from going overseas despite Covid vaccine .
Senior cabinet ministers have hinted Australians will be banned from travelling overseas for a holiday, even as the rollout of the Covid vaccine reduced case numbers and health risks.Hubs have now been set up in every state and territory to administer the Pfizer vaccine, with health and border force workers and aged care residents among the first to get the jab on Monday.