COVID-19 Alert: 1 January at 1pm – NSW border closures and quarantine requirements

NSW border closures and quarantine requirements

From 11.59 pm tonight (1 January), Victoria will close its borders to New South Wales.

Under the changes, any Victorian currently in the NSW Green Zone will have until 11.59pm tonight (1 January) to come home.

If you have been in the NSW Green Zone and returned:

Before 11:59pm on 31 December 2020, you are considered a casual contact and must:

  1. Get tested immediately.
  2. Isolate until you receive a negative result. Do not attend work.
  3. Contact your manager.
  4. Monitor for symptoms in the following two weeks post-exposure and repeat testing (and isolate until the result is known) if symptoms develop.

You can return to work when you receive a negative result, and your symptoms have resolved.

On or after midnight 31 December and before 11.59pm 1 January 2021, you are considered a close contact and must:

  1. Get tested immediately, and on day 11 from the date of the exposure.
  2. Isolate for 14 days. Do not attend work.
  3. Call the COVID-19 employee hotline on 959 45815.
  4. Contact your manager.

If you test negative on day 11 you can return to work after day 14.

Definitions of a close and casual contact can be found here.

All managers are requested to share these updates with their teams and discuss at stand-ups and handovers. Please print a copy and display it in communication books and on employee noticeboards.

As advice and information evolve, please consult the latest updates and visit the Department of Health and Human Services and Monash Health COVID-19 website for employees regularly for the latest.

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