Vic and SA to remain hotspots, home quarantine for returning Qlders

Queensland officials have confirmed Victoria and South Australia will remain hotspots despite both states lifting their lockdown restrictions overnight.

It means travellers are still barred from entering the state without an authorised exemption.

“Both those states have decided that although they have removed the stay-at-home orders, they still have significant restrictions on what people can do in those two states,” Chief Health Officer Dr Young announced on Wednesday.


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“So while they have those significant restrictions we’ll continue to maintain our tight domestic border with those two states.”

However, Dr Young confirmed that from 1am on Friday, Queenslanders returning from those two states will be allowed to quarantine at home, provided they have a suitable home.

“Anyone arriving into Queensland, who is able to come into Queensland because those two states are still declared hotspots, can go home and quarantine at home for 14 days,” she said.

“We will review that as Victoria and South Australia review their restrictions.”

Returning Queenslanders who are able to quarantine at home will still be required to get tested for COVID-19 on day 1, 5 and 12.

Queensland Health said occupants who reside in the same household as those required to quarantine do not need to quarantine themselves.