Border closure to protect NSW

NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard announced the NSW-Victoria border will close at 12.01am on Wednesday morning due to a large spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria.

From 12.01am Tuesday 7 July, the NSW HotSpot Order will be extended to residents from Greater Melbourne.

This means they will only be able to enter NSW for very limited reasons, such as obtaining medical care, or fulfilling a legal obligation.

The border between NSW and Victoria will be closed from 12.01am Wednesday, 8 July.

The requirement for NSW residents returning from Melbourne hotspots to self-isolate for 14 days will then be extended to anyone returning from Victoria. Heavy penalties and fines apply.

Provisions will be in place for residents of border regions, such as Albury-Wodonga.

For details of the July 7 NSW Hotspot Order go to this link.