State officials have changed border rules with Melbourne, scrapping strict coronavirus measures such as quarantine and mandatory testing.
South Australia has relaxed its hard border closure with greater Melbourne, with health officials scrapping quarantine and COVID-19 testing requirements.
Premier Steven Marshall announced on Wednesday morning that as of 12.01am on Friday residents from greater Melbourne would be allowed back into South Australia without having to quarantine or take a mandatory coronavirus test.
He said it would come as a “huge relief” for Victorians and congratulated the state on getting on top of the Holiday Inn outbreak.
Victorians currently in quarantine in South Australia will be allowed out at 12.01am on Friday.
SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens also announced border checkpoints would be removed.
It comes as chief public health officer Nicola Spurrier announced one new case for South Australia on Wednesday.
But she said health officials “were not worried” about the case as it was an “old infection” in an overseas traveller.
South Australian officials also relaxed rules around dancing, with venues of more than 1000 patrons needing to use a COVID management plan….