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Remote community entry requirements in place under the Biosecurity Act 2015

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Publication date: 
30 April 2020
Last updated: 
22 May 2020
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

This information sheet provides information for essential workers and their employers about entering designated areas.

There are exemptions to the entry requirements to allow workers to maintain essential activities, such as:

  • food supplies
  • medical services
  • policing
  • critical infrastructure such as power, water and telecommunications

People engaging in an essential activity can enter a designated area without undertaking 14 days of isolation if:

  • there is an urgent need, such as an urgent failure to critical infrastructure
  • a risk management plan has been agreed with a biosecurity officer