TDHS Coronavirus COVID-19 December 2020

Returning from NSW? Here’s what you need to know

In response to an additional 30 cases of COVID-19 being identified in Sydney yesterday, the Victorian Government has announced a strengthening of its border arrangements with NSW to better protect the state from the possible spread of COVID-19.

While most of the current NSW cases are linked to the Northern Beaches area, there are now more exposure sites outside of that area and a real possibility that there could be cases of COVID-19 emerging in other parts of Sydney.

From 11.59pm tonight, the Greater Sydney area and the NSW Central Coast will be designated as “red zones” and the Northern Beaches area of NSW will be declared a “hot zone”

Returning Victorian travellers from the red zone Greater Sydney or Central Coast areas, will have until 11.59pm on Monday 21 December to return home but need to enter a period of self-quarantine at home.

More information on further measures protecting Victoria can be found on

Anybody who needs to be tested in relation to these new measures protecting Victoria, can contact TDHS on 5558 6000 to organise a swab.

Our community and the whole of Victoria has been doing a fantastic job and it’s important to be alert not alarmed. As always, it remains vitally important that any Victorians with any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, stay home and get tested.

Please see the DHHS website or call the hotline for the latest information;

Hotline: 1800 675 398

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