Commercial freight workers may enter Victoria from New South Wales, subject to adhering to the requirements of the Directions including applying for a permit and following a COVIDSafe Plan.
From 11:59pm on 7 January 2021, the NSW Border Crossing Permit Scheme Directions (No 8) came into force replacing the New South Wales (NSW) Border Crossing Permit Scheme Directions (No 7).
The purpose of these new directions includes changes to:
- amend the conditions of entry for a commercial freight worker entering Victoria under a border permit, including by removing the requirement to self-quarantine in Victoria; and
- clarify the testing requirements for a person entering Victoria under a border permit.
Commercial freight workers entering Victoria from NSW must:
- keep a record of their travel in NSW, including each place they have stopped at and places of accommodation
- minimise their contact with other persons while in NSW
- practise physical distancing while in NSW;
- not carry any person as a passenger (other than for commercial freight services), while in NSW
- Carry a valid border permit
After a commercial freight worker has entered Victoria from New South Wales, they must:
- be tested for COVID-19 in the 7 days after first exiting NSW under their border permit and once between 8 and 14 days after
- have documents of proof that they have been tested
- only remain in Victoria for the period necessary to provide commercial freight services, unless the person is a Victorian resident
- keep a record of their travel
- wear a face mask, in all indoor spaces, outdoors where the person is unable to physical distance, and when in a vehicle with any other person