COVID latest: What Coffs locals can and can’t do
Keeping up with the latest COVID-19 rules and restrictions can be confusing. Here, The Advocate breaks down what Coffs Coast residents should know, as of the week of January 25.
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region. Keep up with the latest COVID-19 alerts here.
MANDATORY MASKS AT COFFS AIRPORT
It is mandatory for anyone over the age of 12 to wear a mask in the Coffs Harbour Airport terminal, as well as during a flight when the plane is landing or taking off, and flying in NSW airspace.
This comes after PM Scott Morrison announced a raft of new rules for domestic and international travel earlier in the month.
Airport management is asking locals to avoid going into the terminal unless they are picking or dropping people off, and to bring their own masks if they need to enter the terminal.
TRAVELLING FROM COFFS
- NSW: Locals are urged to generally avoid non-essential travel within NSW, particularly to the Greater Sydney Region. However there are currently no restrictions for movement within NSW.
- VIC: Coffs Coast residents who need to travel to Victoria are able to do so but must apply for a permit. Victoria has now classed all of regional NSW as a 'green zone'. If you have been in an 'orange zone' in the last 14 days, which includes Greater Sydney, you must be tested for coronavirus within 72 hours of arrival and isolate until you receive a negative result. If you have been in a 'red zone' - the Cumberland LGA - you are not permitted to travel to Victoria unless you have an exemption.
- QLD: Coffs residents are able to travel to Queensland as long as they have a border pass. Those who have been in a hotspot will need to quarantine. The COVID-19 affected areas of Greater Sydney were recently reduced to the one LGA, Cumberland.
- ACT: Coffs residents can freely go to the ACT, if they have visited the Cumberland Local Government Area they must apply for an exemption.
- TAS: Coffs residents are able to travel to Tasmania, however if they have been in a hotspot, they must quarantine for 14 days either at a premises or in government accommodation.
- SA: Coffs Coast locals seeking to enter South Australia must fill out a Cross Border Travel Registration form seven days prior to travel.
- WA: Travellers from NSW must complete a mandatory G2G pass and declaration and self-quarantine for 14 days.
- NT: Travellers to the Northern Territory must fill in an exemption form, however if they have been to a hotspot, they must go into mandatory quarantine at their own cost.
LOCAL EVENTS AND GATHERINGS
- Up to 50 visitors can be in one household at a time.
- No more than 100 people can gather in a public place unless it is a sporting event, outdoor performance, protest, wedding, funeral or any other controlled event.
- Numbers at hospitality venues, nightclubs, weddings, and other indoor places and events are capped under a 2 square metre per person rule.