COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources aimed to help you during the crisis.

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Current as of 10.30am on Friday, 13 May 2022 (AEST)

Given the relaxation of most of the State and Territory border restrictions and the minimal changes that now occur daily in relation to border requirements, the NatRoad COVID-19 bulletin will be updated on a fortnightly basis from Friday 11 March 2022.

The information below is specific to the heavy vehicle industry and is sourced from information provided by the relevant state or territory governments. Please follow the links provided for more detail on the specific requirements.

Please note: Drivers should continue to follow relevant health protocols while undertaking road freight transport services:

  • practice social distancing where possible;
  • carry and use correct PPE; and
  • follow your COVID-19 safe plan.

NatRoad assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this bulletin. This bulletin is not legal advice.

NatRoad assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this bulletin. This bulletin is not legal advice.

For Road Closures due to flooding visit Queensland Traffic.

No border pass is required.

You can now travel to Queensland from anywhere in Australia.

This means that:

  • There is no longer the requirement to apply for a border pass;
  • You do not need a negative COVID-19 test to enter Queensland; and
  • There are no quarantine requirements as part of crossing the border.

For further information visit COVID-19 Hotspots and Border Zones.

Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency- COVID-19

The declared public health emergency has been automatically extended until 11:59pm on Friday 24 June 2022.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

Dedicated heavy vehicle COVID-19 vaccination facilities

For full details and opening hours of testing and vaccination centres click here

Testing Positive for COVID-19

If you get COVID-19 you will need to isolate. In most cases you will be able to isolate at home for 7 days. However, if you are travelling and do not have a home in Queensland, you may need to isolate somewhere like a hotel. If you need assistance to find a suitable place to isolate call 134 268.

Close Contacts

From 6pm Thursday 28 April 2022, there will be no quarantine requirements for close contacts as long as they:

  • Do not have COVID-19 symptoms;
  • Test negative every second day using a RAT test for a week from the beginning of becoming a close contact (day 0, 2, 4 and 6);
  • Wear a mask outside of the home for 7 days;
  • Do not visit any vulnerable settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities etc;
  • Let your employer know that you are a close contact, and work from home where possible.

A close contact is defined as a person who lives with a person who has tested positive to COVID, or has been with a person who has COVID-19 for more than four hours in a house or other accommodation, care facility or similar.

Isolation for Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 and Management of Close Contacts Direction 

More information about Queensland’s Public Health Directions, including questions and answers can be found on the Queensland Health website.

Ending Isolation

If you have COVID-19, most people can end isolation 7 full days after taking the test that gave you the positive COVID-19 result.

You must not have a fever, sore throat, runny nose, or a cough that is bad or getting worse, on day 7 of your isolation.

If you do have a fever, sore throat, runny nose, or a cough that is bad or getting worse, on day 7 of your isolation, you will need to remain in isolation until those symptoms have gone away. You do not need another COVID-19 test to end your isolation period.

Some people still have a mild dry cough, mild fatigue or loss of taste or smell after being sick with COVID-19, you do not need to stay in isolation if you still have these symptoms.

If you are being treated by a QLD Hospital and Health Service, you will be able to end your isolation when a nurse or medical practitioner form the service advises you so.

For further information see Home Isolation if you have COVID-19

Vaccination Requirements for certain workers

Workers in some settings and high-risk settings must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes:

  • Workers entering education settings;
  • Workers entering correctional and detention facilities; and
  • Workers entering airports.

For further information see Workers in Healthcare Settings Direction and Entering Queensland from another State or Territory.

NatRoad COVID Updates are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Accordingly, the contents of this website page do not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters you or your organisation may have.

Our advisors are available for members to clarify any questions you have and provide advice for your business. Contact Richard at [email protected], or Melanie at [email protected] alternatively you can call us on (02) 6295 3000.

For Road Closures due to flooding visit Live Traffic NSW.

No border pass is required.

Border permit:

Freight drivers entering NSW are no longer required to register their travel; however businesses must ensure they have a Covid-Safe Plan.

COVID-19 legislation

Delta outbreak restrictions are no longer in force and have been replaced by Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2022 that came into effect on 22 April 2022. Mask requirements are set out here:

Face mask rules | NSW Government

COVID-19 testing:

Mandatory COVID-19 testing is no longer required for any worker in NSW unless they are symptomatic. Businesses are no longer required to notify SafeWork NSW if a worker tests positive for COVID-19. Businesses are only expected to notify SafeWork NSW if a worker is hospitalised and/or dies as a result of contracting COVID-19 at work. For further information visit Guidance for businesses with a worker who tests positive to COVID-19.

Vaccination

Proof of vaccination is only required if you work in certain industries.

Businesses can still require proof of vaccination at their own discretion. Further information about proof of vaccination can be found here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/vaccination/proof.

Closure of NSW Freight Testing Sites

All freight friendly testing sites have permanently closed. Some COVID-19 testing clinics across NSW are closed due to flooding. Please check the clinic status before attending.

NSW Health community testing sites will continue to be available and can be found on the NSW Government Website.

Testing and Self-Isolation Requirements

Close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case will not be required to isolate, as long as they do not have any symptoms and comply with the following:

  • Do not visit aged care, hospitals, disability or correctional facilities (unless a special exemption applies)
  • Wear a face mask in indoor settings outside of the home;
  • Where practicable undertake a RAT test before attending an indoor gathering with people you don’t live with (including your workplace);
  • Avoid contact with elderly and immunocompromised person where possible;
  • Work from home where practical;
  • Notify your employer that you are a close contact and that you are not required to isolate as long as the above is complied with.

Close contacts will need to comply with the above guidelines for 7 days from the time a person in their household tested positive for COVId-19.

The 7-day isolation requirement remains in place for anyone who has received a positive RAT or PCR test, please see the Public Health (COVID-19 Self-Isolation) Order 2021.

Further information can be found at Self-Isolation Rules for cases and people exposed to COVID-19.

Critical Workers

These changes will mean the critical worker exemptions from isolation rules will no longer be required.

More detail on public heath orders and restrictions can be found here.

For further information please see Service NSW Covid-19 Rules.

 

Registering a positive RAT test

From 12 January 2022, you must register a positive RAT test result:

  • When you receive your result;
  • Every time you get a positive result.

You must also register your result if you tested positive using a RAT test in another State or Territory and have returned to NSW to self-isolate.

For further information see Register a Positive RAT Test.

NatRoad COVID Updates are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Accordingly, the contents of this website page do not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters you or your organisation may have.

Our advisors are available for members to clarify any questions you have and provide advice for your business. Contact Richard at [email protected], or Melanie at [email protected] alternatively you can call us on (02) 6295 3000. 

A border pass is not required but you must complete a declaration if you are a close contact.

See Steps for active COVID-19 cases and household or close contacts travelling to the ACT

Freight and transport workers are no longer required to complete an ACT Freight and Logistics Travel Declaration Form.

For further information please see Travel Advice.

Testing Positive to COVID-19 & Isolation Requirements

If you test positive for COVID-19 with a PCR test, you will be contact by ACT Health via phone or text.

If you test positive for COVID-19 with a RAT test, you are required to immediately self-isolate and register with ACT Health using the online form.

In the ACT everyone who tests positive to COVID-19 must isolate for at least 7 days (where the day of your test is day 1).

People who have received a positive PCR test, or have registered a positive RAT test with ACT Health, will receive a clearance from isolation certificate from ACT Health.

For further information see People who test Positive to COVID-19.

Close Contacts

From 26 April 2022, close contact quarantine requirements have been removed. Household contacts can now leave their homes if they have no COVID-19 symptoms and comply with the risk mitigation measures for 7 days from the last time someone in the household tested positive to COVID-19.

NatRoad COVID Updates are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Accordingly, the contents of this website page do not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters you or your organisation may have.

Our advisors are available for members to clarify any questions you have and provide advice for your business. Contact Richard at [email protected], or Melanie at [email protected] alternatively you can call us on (02) 6295 3000. 

No border pass is required but evidence of vaccination status should be carried or a copy of relevant medical exemption.

Masks are no longer required to be worn in most indoor settings. For further information see A Safe and Sensible Return to the Office.

Close Contacts

From 11:59pm Friday 22 April, household contacts won’t be required to quarantine provided you:

  • Wear a mask indoors;
  • Avoid sensitive settings;
  • Undertake at least 5 RAT tests over the 7 days that would have previously been your self-isolation period.

If you have spent more than 4 hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation or care facility you must:

  • Quarantine for 7 days;
  • Get tested on Day 1 of quarantine (or as soon as possible) and again on Day 6 of quarantine, with either a RAT test, or a PCR test if you are unable to access a RAT test.
  • If you test positive on a RAT, you must report your result at Reporting your Result.

All other Contacts

Someone who has COVID-19 has informed you that you are their social contact, or your workplace or education facility has informed you that you are a contact you must:

  • If you have symptoms, undertake a RAT test, or PCR test if you can’t access a RAT test;
  • If you don’t have symptoms, you are recommended to use a daily RAT test for 5 days.
  • If you test positive to a RAT test, you must report your result at Reporting your Result.
  • If you do not have symptoms and cannot access a RAT test, monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms start.

Fully vaccinated workers who are not eligible for a third dose have a new deadline of 3 months and 2 weeks from their second dose to receive their third dose. The mandatory vaccination requirements will not apply to workers who have a valid medical exemption.

Visitors must follow all directions in place whilst in Victoria and attend a testing clinic straight away if any symptoms of COVID-19 develop. Further Victorian testing sites for further information.

List of all COVID Directions

Workers required to be vaccinated

We recently asked Transport Victoria what the current requirements for mandatory vaccination for freight workers are in Victoria, this was their response:

Interstate travellers must follow all directions as set out in the Pandemic Orders made by the Minister for Health while they are in Victoria. For example, the full vaccination requirement for port and freight workers, warehousing and distribution workers came into effect on 26 November 2021 and is set out in Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022 (No.8) Part 4. Port and freight workers must be fully vaccinated, two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Port and freight workers who are food distribution workers must be fully vaccinated (boosted)”.

As to enforcement, Transport for Victoria provided the following:

Pandemic Orders are enforced through spot checks by Victoria Police and use of pandemic and public health risk powers by Authorised Officers. This ensures compliance with Pandemic Orders made by the Minister for Health and directions given by Authorised Officers. The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019 provide for infringement notices to be served on any person who has refused to comply (without a reasonable excuse) with a Pandemic Order”.

Freight workers who conduct work in Victoria require evidence of full vaccination or a medical exemption. Evidence can be documentation from the vaccine provider or a COVID-19 digital certificate which is accessible through a Commonwealth myGov account. Employer vaccination record keeping obligations to collect and hold vaccination information is detailed in Part 3 of Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022 (No.8).

For further information please see Workers Vaccination Requirements.

From 11:59pm Wednesday 12 January 2022, food distribution workers, including manufacturing, warehousing and transport (freight/port) workers involved in food distribution, who are already required to be fully vaccinated with two doses, will be required to get their third dose before being permitted to work onsite.

Workers eligible for their third dose on or before Wednesday 12 January 2022, will have until 12 March 2022, to get their third dose. This date was previously announced as 22 February but was changed to give workers an additional month to comply.

Employer Obligations/Vaccination Information

An employer must inform each worker, who is, or may be scheduled to work outside their home that the employer is obligated to collect, record, and hold vaccination information about all workers.

If a worker did not receive their full vaccination by 26 November 2021 they are not permitted to work outside their home. If a worker is not fully vaccinated by this date an employer must consider the worker as unvaccinated.

‘Unvaccinated worker’ is defined to exclude workers who are excepted persons. An ‘excepted person’ is someone who has certification from a medical practitioner that they can’t be vaccinated because of a medical contraindication or an acute medical illness. Both ‘medical contraindication’ and ‘medical practitioner’ have defined and narrow meanings.

From 11.59pm Wednesday 12 January 2022, the Victorian Government updated the current orders on the industry which imposes obligations on employers to not permit workers to work outside of their homes if they are not fully vaccinated or exempt. The current Order is: Pandemic

Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (General Workers) Order 2022 (No. 4)

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Testing Positive to COVID-19

If you test positive to COVID-19 with a RAT test you are required to register your result online or by calling 1800 675 398. You do not need to report your rest results if you tested positive from a PCR test.

You must isolate at home or in private accommodation for 7 days. If you are living with others, isolate from them as much as possible. You also may be eligible for food and financial assistance during this period.

For further information about isolation and close contacts see Checklist for COVID cases.

More information on Victoria

NatRoad COVID Updates are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Accordingly, the contents of this website page do not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters you or your organisation may have.

Our advisors are available for members to clarify any questions you have and provide advice for your business. Contact Richard at [email protected], or Melanie at [email protected] alternatively you can call us on (02) 6295 3000. 

Entering the NT – Entry Requirements

No longer required to be fully vaccinated or obtain a border pass to enter the Northern Territory.

List of current CHO Directions

See Current Restrictions, Rules and Exposure Sites

Mask Requirements

There is no longer a mask mandate in the Northern Territory, except for high-risk settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities etc. For further information see CHO Directions (No.49) 2022.

Excluded Communities

You cannot travel to an excluded community unless you are a resident of that community or an essential worker. Essential workers that fall into the approved essential worker categories are automatically exempt.

To enter an excluded community you must take a photo of a negative RAT test, along with the packaging displaying the batch number and a document identifying yourself, retain and provide on request. You must also submit an online declaration stating you have completed the required testing.

Testing Positive for COVID-19 and Close Contacts

COVID-19 Directions (No. 54) 2022: Directions for infected persons and close contacts

If an essential worker (which includes freight or logistics drivers) is a close contact who is in quarantine, they may leave their suitable place of isolation to perform their essential work if the worker:

  • Has no symptoms of COVID-19; and
  • Is vaccinated; and
  • Is required to attend the worker’s workplace to perform their essential work; and
  • Submits to or self-administers a RAT test, and returns a negative result, before entering the workplace for the first time each day; and
  • Must wear a face mask securely over their nose and mouth; and
  • Take all reasonable steps to stay at least 1.5m away from other people.

COVID-19 testing.

If you feel unwell, or start to develop symptoms you should undertake a COVID-19 test. If you test positive to a RAT test, you need to immediately declare your result using the Rapid Antigen Test declaration form. This process will trigger an email which will outline the next steps.

Requirements for NT Businesses & Mandatory Vaccinations

Certain workers are required to be fully vaccinated to continue working in the same role.

Workers who are required to get the COVID-19 vaccine (which could include road transport workers) are:

  • Workers who come into direct contact with people who are at risk of severe illness from COVID, including Aboriginal people and people who cannot be vaccinated due to age or a medical condition;
  • Workers who are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 because they work in a high-risk   setting where there is a known risk of COVID-19 transmission or outbreak; and
  • Workers who perform work in essential infrastructure, food or essential good security or supply, or logistics in the Territory.

For details and requirements to keep relevant registers see: CHO Directions No. 52 of 2022 Directions for Additional Vaccination Requirements for Certain Workers to attend the Workplace.

Booster Vaccinations

All workers under mandatory vaccination direction, will be required to have a booster does of the COVID-19 vaccine. This will be done in two phases and applies to all people aged 18 years and over.

Workers in high-risk setting will be required to have a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 11 March 2022.

The remainder of Territory workers included in the Mandatory Vaccination policy, will be required to have their third does by Friday 22 April 2022.

For more information see Mandatory Vaccinations.

More information on the Northern Territory

NatRoad COVID Updates are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Accordingly, the contents of this website page do not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters you or your organisation may have.

Our advisors are available for members to clarify any questions you have and provide advice for your business. Contact Richard at [email protected], or Melanie at [email protected] alternatively you can call us on (02) 6295 3000. 

No border pass is required.

Further information can be found in the Emergency Management (Arrivals Associated No 19) (COVID-19) Direction 2022.

Close Contacts

From 12.01am 30 April 2022 SA will reduce the quarantine time from seven days to none, although there are still the following obligations if you are a close contact of a coronavirus case.

People who have spent four hours with a COVID-19 case or live in the same household as one are considered close contacts.

You may also be considered a close contact if notified by SA Health or if you have been to an exposure site listed on the department’s website.

Rather than isolating for seven days, close contacts will instead have to take five rapid antigen tests (RATs) over a seven-day period following their exposure to the virus.

You will still need to get a PCR nasal swab test if you develop any flu-like symptoms.

Close contacts will also have to wear masks when outside the house and will be prohibited from visiting high-risk settings such as hospitals and aged care facilities.

Unvaccinated Travellers

Unvaccinated travellers can enter the state without restrictions. All travellers must use the COVID Safe Check system.

For further information check Interstate travel | SA.GOV.AU: COVID-19

Special provision relating to COVID-19 Cases

A person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 must not enter South Australia until the period for which they would have been required to isolate in South Australia has elapsed.

Testing Positive to COVID-19

If you test positive to COVID-19 with a RAT test you must:

  • Report your result within 24 hours using the online form;
  • Isolate for 7 days from the day you had a positive result (date of positive test is day 0; and

For more information visit the Rapid Antigen Testing Page.

For further information see What happens when you test positive for COVID-19.

List of COVID-19 related legislation

Updates to public activity directions

More information for South Australia

NatRoad COVID Updates are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Accordingly, the contents of this website page do not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters you or your organisation may have.

Our advisors are available for members to clarify any questions you have and provide advice for your business. Contact Richard at [email protected], or Melanie at [email protected] alternatively you can call us on (02) 6295 3000. 

There are no entry requirements for travellers entering Tasmania- regardless of vaccination status or where they have spent time prior to arrival.

 For further information see Removal of Additional Requirements for Unvaccinated

Test requirements

The Department of Health has advised that RAT tests will be available at no cost to anyone who is symptomatic or has been identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 confirmed case. Eligible people who require a RAT test kit need to register their details via the online request form.

Anyone who is symptomatic or a close contact of a COVID-19 case should first test themselves with a RAT, if one is available, or otherwise seek a PCR test if unable to obtain a RAT.  See Testing for COVID-19 for PCR clinic locations.

If you test positive on a RAT, you must register your positive test result here. Registration will ensure you can access assistance from Public Health Services and the [email protected] team during your illness.

Close Contacts

From 12:01am Monday 2 May 2022, close contacts of COVID-19 cases will not be required to quarantine, however precautions must still be undertaken and following the close contact rules for 7 days.

Close contacts can leave home if you do not have any symptoms and return a negative test when notified you are a close contact, and undertake the following:

  • Test for COVID-19 daily if you plan to leave home;
  • Wear a face mask in all indoor settings when outside the home;
  • Not attend high-risk settings, unless as a critical worker and an exemption is in place; and
  • Inform your workplace that you are a close contact.

Mask Requirements

Masks are now only required for people aged 12 years and older in high-risk and vulnerable settings. For further information see Face Masks.

COVID-19 Safety Plans

Employers must also undertake a COVID-19 risk assessment under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and Public Health Directions. A COVID-19 Safety Plan is mandatory.

Resources to assist revise or prepare a safety plan, and undertake a risk assessment are available at https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/topics/Health-and-Safety/safety-alerts/coronavirus/covid-safe-workplaces-framework, including a risk assessment tool, fact sheets, Safety Plan templates, Safety Plan review guides, and video content.

In addition to this risk assessment, all employers and businesses are encouraged to consider implementing a Case and Outbreak Management Plan.
Information including templates, fact sheets and checklists https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/business-and-employees/covid-19-case-and-outbreak-management/case-and-outbreak-management-plans

The Tasmanian Coronavirus website is also consistently updated with resources and information www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au

A COVID-19 Safety Plan is mandatory.

More information for Tasmania

Testing Positive to Covid on a RAT Test

If you have tested positive to Covid-19 using a RAT test you must register your result using the online declaration form.

Temporary Exemption from close contact for critical workers

A contingency framework is in place to enable workplaces, identified as essential for the supply of critical goods and services to the community, to register for essential staff to be exempt from the quarantine requirement for close contacts if they are identified as a critical worker. The identified sectors include:

  • Freight, logistics and distribution services (for example food, beverages, groceries, sanitary products, medication and other medical products, storage and stocking of merchandise at essential retail including supermarket chemist, grocery stores and pharmacies, mail, postal and courier services, and removalist services);
  • Major manufacturing, distribution and critical supply chains in relation to essential goods (for example food and fuel).

Eligible businesses must have and must implement COVID-19 Safety Plans that consider and have solutions for staff shortages as a result of quarantine requirements. For further information see Temporary Exemption from close contact for critical workers.

Self-Isolation

You must isolate if you:

  • Have been tested for COVID-19 due to having symptoms, and haven’t received your result;
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19; and
  • Are suspected of having COVID-19.

If you test positive for COVID-19 you must isolate at home or in private accommodation for a minimum of 7 days following the day you had a positive RAT or PCR test. The day you had your test is day 0. If you are living with others, isolate away from them. If you have no symptoms on day 7, you can leave isolation.

If you are still suffering symptoms (temperature, sore throat, fever, headaches, body aches) after 7 days, you should isolate for a further 3 days for a total of 10 days in isolation.

For further information see Information for Positive Cases.

 NatRoad COVID Updates are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Accordingly, the contents of this website page do not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters you or your organisation may have.

Our advisors are available for members to clarify any questions you have and provide advice for your business. Contact Richard at [email protected], or Melanie at [email protected] alternatively you can call us on (02) 6295 3000. 

Border permitA border pass is required to enter Western Australia. You must complete a G2G PASS.

You can now enter Western Australia from interstate without any requirements. You no longer need to register your travel, show proof of vaccination or undertake any pre-departure or arrival COVID-19 testing.

Entering Western Australia

There are no longer specialised arrangements for freight and logistics workers entering WA.

COVID-19 Vaccination requirements

Freight and logistics workers are required to be fully vaccinated by 31 January 2022.

For further information visit Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Information.

A COVID Safety Plan is essential.

Learn more about showing proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations.

Mask Mandate

Face masks are required for people aged 12 years and older in vulnerable settings, including public and passenger transport services.

Report a Positive RAT test

Anyone who undertakes a RAT test and receives a positive result for COVID-19 are required to register the result online with the Department of Health. People who do not have access to the online registration system must still report their result by contacting 13 268 43. For further information visit Mandatory Registration of Positive RAT.

See Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for further details of vaccination requirements, including information about the ServiceWA App, and exposure locations.

Critical Workers

From 12:01am Friday 29 April 2022, the Critical Workers Furloughing Policy is no longer in effect.

Workers who are close contact at high-risk settings, including hospitals, healthcare settings, and aged care facilities will still have additional guidelines to follow to continue working. For more information see close contacts.

Close Contacts

Close contacts who do not have any symptoms are no longer required to isolate for 7 days, but must:

  • Undertake a daily RAT test and obtain a negative result;
  • Wear a mask when leaving the house;
  • Avoid high-risk settings (such as hospitals, aged care facilities etc);

Close contacts who work in high-risk settings must also:

  • Advise your employer you are a close contact;
  • Seek confirmation from your employer to attend work;
  • Monitor for symptoms;
  • Immediately leave the workplace and return home if you develop symptoms of receive a positive COVID-19 test;
  • Only enter or remain at the high-risk setting for the purposes of work duties;
  • Wear a mask, not share a break room and maintain physical distancing.

Latest updates for Western Australia

NatRoad COVID Updates are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Accordingly, the contents of this website page do not constitute legal advice, is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters you or your organisation may have.

Our advisors are available for members to clarify any questions you have and provide advice for your business. Contact Richard at [email protected], or Melanie at [email protected] alternatively you can call us on (02) 6295 3000. 

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