Updated COVID-19 measures (3 August)

03 Aug 2020 / Australia

The Victorian Government has implemented a State of Emergency for six weeks from today (3 August) and introducing severe restrictions on movements, as follows:

  • From 6pm on 2 August, stage 4 restrictions are in place across metropolitan Melbourne.

  • From 11:59pm on 2 August, the use of face coverings is mandatory throughout Victoria.

  • From 11:59pm on 5 August, stage three restrictions will apply throughout regional Victoria.

  • Due to a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in New South Wales, Victoria’s border with New South Wales is closed. Victorian residents require a permit to enter New South Wales.

Meanwhile, flights into New South Wales have been limited to 350 passengers per week and a maximum of 50 passengers per day.

Crew changes in the state remain very difficult. Whilst officially there is provision in place for granting of exemptions these remain very difficult to obtain. Crew entering the country through New South Wales must enter a 14-day quarantine period. There is no official exemption that allows crew to sign off a vessel in New South Wales and depart Australia without first completing the 14-day quarantine period.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Australia, contact GAC Australia at [email protected]

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