Red Zone Permits temporarily paused
Due to the serious and persistent nature of the risk in NSW, the Chief Health Officer will temporarily pause the issuing of Red Zone Permits from 11:59pm on Tuesday 20 July for two weeks. The decision will be reviewed in a fortnight.
For at least the next two weeks, Victorian residents in red zones, including the ACT, will require an exemption to enter the state – and these will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
A person will still be able to enter Victoria from a red zone if they are aircrew, listed on the Specified Worker List, or transiting through Victoria to another jurisdiction.
If people enter Victoria from New South Wales without an exemption, they will be put on a return flight or placed in 14 days mandatory quarantine. Fines of $5,452 may be imposed if a person is found to have entered Victoria from a red zone without a permit.
Additions to Authorised Premises and Authorised Worker List
Minor changes will be made to the Authorised Premises and Authorised Worker List to include services that operate solely outdoors where physical distancing can be maintained at all times.
This includes outside construction, outdoor building and maintenance work (including outdoor renovations, outdoor cleaning and solar installations), landscaping and gardening, pet grooming mobile services and pamphlet delivery services.
Further details will be published the Coronavirus website soon.