Providing there are no major changes associated with the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 from people from New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, existing blanket 14-day quarantine requirements will be removed for travellers from both of these locations visiting Norfolk Island from 1 October.
There are currently no active cases in the ACT and the level of community transmission in NSW remains very low.
Travellers from NSW and ACT local government areas that meet the proposed Commonwealth hotspot definition will not be granted an Entry Pass.
The existing ban for travellers from Victoria will remain in place for now to be reviewed.
The Commonwealth trigger for consideration of a COVID-19 hotspot in a metropolitan area is the rolling 3-day average (average over 3 days) of 10 locally acquired cases per day.
This equates to over 30 cases in 3 consecutive days.
The Commonwealth trigger for consideration of a COVID-19 hotspot in a rural or regional area is the rolling 3-day average (average over 3 days) of 3 locally acquired cases per day.
This equates to 9 cases over 3 consecutive days. Changes to the Entry Pass system to reflect these changes will be made prior to 1 October.