A state has introduced major changes to its border rules with Queensland which will start from this weekend.
SA chief public health officer Nicola Spurrier said the change to border arrangements would come into effect as of 12.01am on Sunday.
Speaking after the state’s Transition Committee meeting on Tuesday, she said travellers from Greater Brisbane would however need to be tested on days one, five and 12 of their stay.
Prof Spurrier said that Sunday would mark 14 days since Queensland had its first case – the cleaner who caught the UK mutant strain of coronavirus from hotel quarantine.
“I’m pleased to have updated information from (Qld Chief Health Officer) Dr Jeannette Young and they have had no further cases they’ve associated with the cluster,” Prof Spurrier said.
Camera IconSA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier announced the border changes will come into effect on Sunday. NCA NewsWire / David Mariuz Credit: News Corp Australia
Prof Spurrier also said “majority” of people who recently arrived from Queensland and were required to quarantine would be released that day.
Travellers who entered SA from January 9 up until and including Saturday, January 16, will receive a text message from SA Health confirming they had not been to locations of concern listed by Qld Health.
Woolworths, Calamvale North on January 3