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COVID-19 Updates SA: NSW Travel

As you may have heard on the news, there has been an outbreak of coronavirus cases in Sydney’s northern beaches. If you are planning to travel to and from NSW over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, please let sacare know as soon as possible. All staff and clients will need to undergo a COVID-19 test on their arrival back in Adelaide and until you can provide evidence of the outcome of the test, you will not be able to work.


In light of the growing number of cases in New South Wales, new travel restrictions are being put in place in SA.

  • Effective from Midnight 20 December, entry is denied for anyone who has been in the Northern Beaches LGA since 11 December. Anyone identified already in SA who has visited the Northern Beaches LGA since this date will already be in quarantine. 

  • From Midnight 20 December, anyone entering SA who has been in the Greater Sydney Region, Wollongong LGA or Central Coast LGA will require quarantine in a suitable place, plus a COVID-19 test on days one, five and 12. A suitable place requires complete separation from others in the household and if this is not available, hotel quarantine will be arranged.

  • Anyone else entering SA from NSW will require a COVID-19 test on days one, five and 12 and this will include anyone who has entered SA from NSW in the previous three days (with 20 December being considered day one). These people are not required to quarantine, however they must monitor for symptoms, and self-isolate and seek another test if they begin to feel unwell.

  • Anyone coming from a high transmission area is not permitted to enter an aged care facility.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information above, please call 1300 145 636.

Regularly updated information including travel restrictions is available on the SA Health website, please visit this link.