Several state governments have placed restrictions on cross-border movements this week as a control measure against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
All governments are committed to ensuring the freight continues, with individual states issuing the below definitions of who is exempt from restrictions at their border:
Any person who in the performance of his or her duties is responsible for provision of services for transport or freight of goods, or logistics for the goods, into, within and out of Queensland, on the condition that the person must practise social distancing wherever possible, including maintaining a distance of at least 1.5 metres where reasonably practicable and remain self-isolate in their vehicle or accommodation.
Any person who in the conduct of his or her duties is providing transport or freight services into, within and out of South Australia and is required to be present in South Australia for such purpose.
Skills critical to maintaining key industries or businesses
(a) A specialist required for industry or business continuity and maintenance of competitive operations where the appropriate skills are not available in South Australia, where the service is time critical and where the provision of the service requires that the person be physically present in South Australia;
(b) A person who, in the carriage of his or her duties, is responsible, while in South Australia, for critical maintenance or repair of infrastructure critical to South Australia;
(c) A person who is employed or engaged in agricultural or primary industry that requires the person to be physically present in South Australia
The following persons are exempt:
- any person providing services for the transport or freight of goods and related logistics into, within and out of the Territory if the person practises social distancing measures.
NOTE: Anyone entering NT is required to fill out an NT Arrival Form – https://bit.ly/2UAoGRW
The NHVR is working with NT to make this form more accessible.