WA TRANSITION TO A CONTROLLED BORDER
Western Australia's hard border will be replaced by a controlled border on November 14.
Based on new health advice, WA will transition to a controlled interstate border regime, which will allow domestic travellers from low risk jurisdictions to enter the state. Currently, every Australian state and territory is considered 'low risk'.
Under the new arrangements, travellers from states and territories that have not had a community case for 28 days are classified as ‘very low risk’. This means that travellers from the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania will be permitted to enter with no requirement to self-quarantine.
Those regions considered 'low risk' (less than five community cases per day on a 14-day rolling average) currently includes Victoria and News South Wales. Travellers from 'low risk' jurisdictions will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days and present for a mandatory COVID-19 test on Day 11 of self-quarantine. Failure to follow these directions will result in fines ranging from $1000 to $50,000.
All travellers must also:
- complete a G2G declaration detailing recent travel movements
- agree to a health screening and temperature test on arrival
- be prepared to take a COVID-19 test if recommended by a health professional. To assist with this, a new COVID clinic will be in operation at Perth Airport.
It is important that all West Australians reinstate strict observance of COVID-19 measures, including maintaining physical distancing where possible, washing hands frequently, staying home if they feel sick and getting tested if they meet the criteria.
The WA State Government has reserved the right to delay the opening of the controlled border if the situation changes. More information is available here.
These changes are not anticipated to impact current arrangements in place for the Freight Industry.
SOCIAL LICENSE TO OPERATE - CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE FREIGHT
The Freight and Logistics Council of Western Australia has been working with industry to develop a social license campaign to highlight the important role freight plays in all our lives.
Stay tuned for the exciting launch of the campaign in the next few weeks!