Volume 41, Issue 99, 23 November 2021
FROM 23 NOVEMBER - SA ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT AND FREIGHT WORKERS:
Drivers entering SA from all areas ^except Very Low Risk Areas
Essential Traveller Approval - all *existing approvals will be honoured until they expire. New Approvals to enter must be made using using EntryCheck SA. See more information below.
^If entering from a Very Low Risk Area (currently Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia)
NOTE: Check the location risk rating of the area coming from before entering SA to make sure you comply with the entry requirements http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDLGAentry.
There are specific testing requirements for the general public entering SA, however, a commercial transport and freight worker satisfies the all testing requirements with the evidence of a negative result from a test in the past seven days.
Unvaccinated Essential Travellers will be prohibited from entry, however may apply to SA Health for an exemption from this requirement.
*NEW ESSENTIAL TRAVELLER APPROVAL
The new system currently only issues Single Passes so please follow the process below to get a 3 month approval as a Commercial Transport and Freight Essential Traveller.
Link to new Emergency Direction
SA Testing options
Commercial transport and freight workers can access COVID-19 testing at any testing site in SA. They will be given priority access upon presentation of proof of employment.
Sites have been set up on major freight routes to assist with access to testing. Information on site location and opening hours is available at the below links.
More information on COVID-19 testing options is available on the SA Health website.
Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result can be in the form of a SMS or a letter from an approved pathology provider.
Rapid antigen tests
Some commercial transport and freight workers entering South Australia from restricted zones will be directed to undertake a Rapid Antigen Test, in addition to the standard COVID-19 test.
Find more information about COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing at South Australian border sites.
To ensure timely access to vaccination, walk-in appointments are available at the below dedicated commercial transport and freight worker COVID-19 vaccination site.
Tailem Bend COVID-19 vaccination clinic (7.00 am to 11.00 pm, 7 days)8786 Princes Highway, Tailem Bend
Walk-in appointments are also available for commercial transport and freight workers at the below SA Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Proof of employment to demonstrate eligibility, as well as evidence of the most recent negative COVID-19 test result is required.
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