COVID-19 areas of concern

Current COVID-19 areas of concern

There are currently COVID-19 areas of concern in VictoriaNew South Wales and Western Australia.

Victoria

Melbourne close contact exposure locations

ACT residents:
ACT residents who are already in or entering the ACT and have been to one of the following close contact exposure locations in Melbourne at the dates and times specified must:

  • immediately quarantine for 14 days since last attending the venue
  • call ACT Health on (02) 5124 6209
  • get tested for COVID-19, regardless of whether symptoms are present, as advised by an authorised person within ACT Health.

Non-ACT residents:
Non-ACT residents who have been to a close contact exposure location in Melbourne must not enter the ACT unless they obtain an exemption before arriving. Non-ACT residents who are already in the ACT must comply with the requirements for ACT residents above.

Victoria close contact exposure locationsExposure period
Epping: Woolworths Epping, Corner of Cooper Street & High StreetBetween 5.40pm and 6.38pm on Saturday 8 May 2021
Melbourne: Curry Vault Indian Restaurant & Bar, 18- 20 Bank PlaceBetween 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Friday 7 May 2021
Epping: Indiagate Spices and Groceries, U 14 C/560-590 High StBetween 5.00pm and 6.00pm on Thursday 6 May 2021
Altona North: Pact Retail Accessories, 232 Blackshaws Road

Between 12.01am and 11.59pm on Thursday 6 May 2021

And
Between 12:01 am and 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 May 2021

Melbourne casual contact exposure locations

All travellers:
Anyone who is already in or entering the ACT and has been to one of the following casual contact exposure locations in Melbourne at the dates and times specified must:

  • get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate until informed of a negative test result
  • continue to monitor for COVID-like symptoms for at least 14 days since at the exposure location, and if they experience even the mildest of symptoms go to a COVID-19 testing clinic to be tested.
Victoria casual contact exposure locationsExposure period
Epping: 7-Eleven Epping, 705 High St & Cooper Street

Between 11.10am and 11.40am on Saturday 8 May

And
Between 6.30pm and 7.00pm on Thursday 6 May

New South Wales

NSW close contact exposure locations

ACT residents:
ACT residents who are already in or entering the ACT and have been to one of the following close contact exposure locations in the Greater Sydney area at the dates and times specified must:

  • Immediately quarantine for 14 days since last attending the venue
  • Call ACT Health on (02) 5124 6209
  • Undergo appropriate testing for COVID-19, regardless of whether symptoms are present, as advised by an authorised person within ACT Health.

Non-ACT residents:
Non-ACT residents who have been to a close contact exposure location in Greater Sydney must not enter the ACT unless they obtain an exemption before arriving. Non-ACT residents who are  already in the ACT must comply with the requirements for ACT Residents .

NSW close contact exposure locations

Exposure period

Double Bay: Woolworths, Kiaora Lane and Kiaora Road (UPDATED)

Between 4.05pm and 4.15pm on Tuesday 4 May 2021

And

Between 10.45am and 11.00am on Monday 3 May 2021

Double Bay: Chemist Warehouse, 459-463 New South Head Road

Between 3.45pm and 4.00pm on Tuesday 4 May 2021

Balgowlah: SMITH MADE, 14/28 Roseberry St

Between 2.30pm and 2.45pm on Tuesday 4 May 2021

Collaroy: Alfresco Emporium Shop, 1021 Pittwater Road (UPDATED)

Between 1.00pm and 2.00pm on Tuesday 4 May 2021

Brookvale: Rug Cleaning Repairs Hand Rug Wash Sydney, 8/52-54 Sydenham Road

Between 12.30pm and 1.00pm on Tuesday 4 May 2021

Rose Bay: The Royal Sydney Golf Club, Kent Road (UPDATED)

Between 5.15pm and 10.00pm on Monday 3 May 2021

Moore Park: Azure Café, Entertainment Quarter, Shop 5a Building 205 at 122 Lang Road

Between 12.30pm and 1.00pm on Monday 3 May 2021

Moore Park: The Stadium Club, Entertainment Quarter at 122 Lang Road

Between 11.30am and 12.30pm on Monday 3 May 2021

Bondi Junction: The Meat Store, 262 Oxford St

Between 3.00pm and 4.00pm on Sunday 2 May 2021

Mascot: BP Mascot, 1077 Botany Road

Between 4.30pm and 5.00pm on Saturday 1 May 2021

Casula: Barbeques Galore, The Crossroads, Unit 12B, Parkers Farm Place

Between 3.35pm and 4.05pm on Saturday 1 May 2021

Annandale: Barbeques Galore, G1/212-220 Parramatta Road

Between 2.00pm and 3.00pm on Saturday 1 May 2021

Silverwater: Tucker Barbecues, 138 Silverwater Road

Between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Saturday 1 May 2021

Silverwater: Joe’s Barbeques & Heating, 142 Silverwater Road

Between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Saturday 1 May 2021

Rushcutters Bay: Figo Restaurant, 3/56-60A Bayswater Road

Between 8:45pm and 11.00pm on Friday 30 April 2021

Bondi Junction: Event Cinemas, Westfield Bondi

Between 6.00pm and 8.00pm on Friday 30 April 2021

Paddington: Barbetta, 2 Elizabeth Street

Between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Friday 30 April 2021

Sydney: HineSight Optometrist; Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, P2 / 61- 101 Phillip Street

Between 12.00pm and 1.00pm on Friday 30 April 2021

Sydney: District Brasserie, 2 Chifley Square

Between 11.00am and 12.00pm on Friday 30 April 2021

NSW source investigation locations

All travellers:
Anyone who is already in or entering the ACT and has been to one of the following source investigation locations in Greater Sydney at the dates and times specified must:

  • get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate until informed of a negative test result
  • continue to monitor for COVID-like symptoms for at least 14 days since at the exposure location, and if they experience even the mildest of symptoms go to a COVID-19 testing clinic to be tested.

NSW source investigation locations

Exposure period

Bondi Beach: Bondi Trattoria, 34 Campbell Parade

Between 12.45pm and 1.30pm on Thursday 29 April 2021

Haymarket: XOPP, Mezzanine level 1 Little Pier Street (NEW) Between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Wednesday 28 April 2021

Sydney: Fratelli Fresh, Westfield Sydney F5 Pitt Street

Between 1.15pm and 2.15pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021

Western Australia

WA COVID-19 places of concern

All travellers:
Anyone who is entering or already in the ACT and has been in Perth or Peel region in the last 14 days must:

  • Complete an online declaration form within the 24 hour period before arriving in the ACT
  • If they have completed the declaration form in the past 14 days, they do not need to complete the form again, unless they were in the Perth or Peel region on or after 27 April 2021. If they are unable to complete the online form please call ACT Health on (02) 6207 7244.
  • Continue to monitor for COVID-like symptoms and if they experience even the mildest of symptoms go to a COVID-19 testing clinic to be tested.
WA COVID-19 places of concernPeriod

The Peel region of Western Australia, incorporating the following local government areas (LGAs):

  • Boddington
  • Mandurah, Murray
  • Serpentine-Jarrahdale
  • Waroona

Travellers who are entering or who have entered the Australian Capital Territory who have been in the area in the past 14 days.

The Perth Metropolitan region of Western Australia, incorporating the following local government areas (LGAs):

  • Armadale
  • Bassendean; Bayswater; Belmont
  • Cambridge; Canning; Claremont
  • Cockburn; Cottesloe
  • East Fremantle; Fremantle
  • Gosnells
  • Joondalup
  • Kalamunda; Kwinana
  • Melville; Mosman Park; Mundaring
  • Nedlands
  • Peppermint Grove; Perth
  • Rockingham
  • South Perth; Stirling; Subiaco; Swan
  • Victoria Park; Vincent
  • Wanneroo

Travellers who are entering or who have entered the Australian Capital Territory who have been in the area in the past 14 days.

WA close contact exposure locations

ACT residents:
ACT residents who are already in or entering the ACT and have been to one or more of the following close contact exposure locations in the Perth and Peel region must:

  • Call ACT Health on (02) 5124 6209
  • Immediately quarantine for 14 days and get tested

Non-ACT residents:
Non-ACT residents who have been to a close contact exposure location in the Perth and Peel region must:

  • Not enter the ACT unless they obtain an exemption before arriving
  • Where an exemption has been granted, comply with all conditions outlined in the exemption documentation
  • Unless advised otherwise, quarantine immediately for 14 days since attending the venue, regardless of your test result
  • If you are already in the ACT contact ACT Health on (02) 5124 6209 and quarantine immediately

WA close contact exposure locations

Exposure period

Ocean Reef: Coles Express – Ocean Reef Road, Marmion Ave Cnr Marina Bvd,

Between 5.15pm and 5.45pm on Friday 30 April 2021

Beldon: KFC – 269 Eddystone Ave

Between 5.15pm and 5.30pm on Friday 30 April 2021

Nollamara: Pharmacy 777 – 84 Hillsborough Drive

Between 4.00pm and 5.00pm on Friday 30 April 2021

Mirrabooka: Mirrabooka Mosque: Masjid Al Taqwa

Between 1.15pm and 2.00pm on Friday 30 April 2021

Madeley: Puma – 186 Wanneroo Rd

Between 10.45am and 11.15am on Friday 30 April 2021

Banksia Grove: Liberty Fuel, corner of Porrecta link and Pinjar Rd

Between 10.00am and 10.30am on Friday 30 April 2021

Wanneroo: Brookside Medical Centre

Between 8.00am and 9.00am on Friday 30 April 2021

Hillarys: Caltex – 470 Marmion Ave

Between 10.45pm and 11.20pm on Thursday 29 April 2021

Wanneroo: Pizza Hut – Shop 6/981 Wanneroo Rd

Between 7.15pm and 7.45pm on Thursday 29 April 2021

Nollamara: Pharmacy 777 – 84 Hillsborough Drive

Between 6.00pm and 7.00pm on Thursday 29 April 2021

Balcatta: Coles – Prime West Northlands Shopping Centre

Between 4.30pm and 5.15pm on Thursday 29 April 2021

Scarborough: Caltex – 74 Scarborough Beach Rd

Between 1.15pm and 1.45pm on Thursday 29 April 2021

Hillarys: KFC – 7P Cromer Grove

Between 10.40am and 11.15am on Thursday 29 April 2021

Victoria Park: All Night Pizza Cafe

Between 10.00pm and 12.00am on Wednesday 28 April 2021

Joondanna: Agha Juice café

Between 6.50pm and 8.00pm on Wednesday 28 April 2021

Morley: Event Cinemas – Galleria Shopping Centre

Between 6.45pm and 7.15pm on Wednesday 28 April 2021

Balcatta: Coles – Prime West Northlands Shopping Centre

Between 4.15pm and 4.45pm on Wednesday 28 April 2021

Balcatta: Smokemart – Prime West Northlands Shopping Centre,

Between 4.15pm and 4.45pm on Wednesday 28 April 2021

Balcatta: Northlands Fresh – Prime West Northlands Shopping Centre

Between 4.15pm and 4.45pm on Wednesday 28 April 2021

Westminster: Spudshed – Stirling Shopping Centre

Between 1.30am and 2.30am on Wednesday 28 April 2021

Westminster: Spudshed – Stirling Shopping Centre

Between 5.15pm and 6.00pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021

Victoria Park: Swan Taxi Victoria Park

Between 1.50pm and 2.45pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021

Declaration and exemption forms

The online declaration and exemption forms for entering the ACT are available here.

What is a COVID-19 area of concern?

A COVID-19 area of concern is an identified location where a person with a known case of COVID-19 has been present within a specified timeframe while infectious, or a wider geographical area where community transmission of COVID-19 has or may have occurred.

An area of concern may be a specific public exposure site such as a restaurant or a store, a wider localised area such as a local government or council area, or an entire state or territory.

COVID-19 areas of concern are updated in response to relevant local state or territory governments identifying sites, or implementing localised restrictions in a specific area in response to an occurrence or threat of increased risk of community transmission of COVID-19.

COVID-19 areas of concern are declared in a COVID-19 Areas of Concern Notice, which is published on the COVID-19 website.

A COVID-19 Areas of Concern Notice will specify the exposure sites or areas are either:

  • a COVID-19 Place of Concern
  • a COVID-19 Stay at Home Requirement
  • a COVID-19 Affected Area

The classification depends on the risks presented by travel to that area, and the level of public health response required to keep the ACT community safe.

Please be aware that if the ACT does not consider a destination to be a COVID-19 area of concern, you must still follow relevant public health advice from any state or territory you have travelled to.

What is a ‘COVID-19 place of concern’?

A COVID-19 place of concern is a location that the Chief Health Officer has risk assessed as being of concern and designated accordingly in the COVID-19 Areas of Concern Notice.

Persons who have been to a COVID-19 place of concern in the specified timeframe must follow the public health guidance outlined in the COVID-19 Area of Concern Notice. This may require a person to take a specific action such as get tested for COVID-19 and isolate until receiving a negative result, or to monitor for symptoms. The specific actions may differ if you are identified as a casual contact or a close contact.

What is a ‘COVID-19 Stay at Home Requirement?

A COVID-19 Stay at Home Requirement puts in place measures to require people who have been in a declared area to stay at home for a period of time.

The Stay at Home Requirement will usually mirror another jurisdiction’s decision to enter into a lockdown for a specified period of time.

ACT residents who are travelling from an area currently identified with a COVID-19 Stay at Home Requirement must complete a Returning Resident Declaration Form in the 24 hours prior to their travel and stay at home, in accordance with any conditions or guidance contained in a COVID-19 areas of concern notice that applies to the affected area.

Non-ACT residents seeking to travel to the ACT from an area currently identified with a COVID-19 Stay at Home Requirement must not travel, unless an exemption to travel has been granted.

Even with an exemption, travellers may still be required to follow the Stay at Home Requirements and any conditions or guidance contained in a COVID-19 areas of concern notice that applies to the affected area.

Individuals who are subject to Stay at Home Requirements must stay at home unless:

  • To undertake essential work if they cannot work from home or remotely
  • To shop for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies
  • To attend to medical or health care needs including compassionate requirements, and looking after the vulnerable
  • To outdoor exercise limited to one hour per day
  • For essential animal welfare purposes (eg to feed pets or livestock that live elsewhere).

What is a 'COVID-19 affected area'?

A COVID-19 affected area is a location that the Chief Health Officer has risk assessed as being affected by COVID-19 and designated accordingly in a public health direction or a COVID-19 Area of Concern Notice.

Persons who have been to a COVID-19 affected area are restricted from travelling to the ACT.

Persons who have been to a COVID-19 affected area in the specified timeframe must follow the public health guidance outlined in the COVID-19 Area of Concern Notice. This may require a person to take a specific action such as get tested for COVID-19 and isolate until receiving a negative result, or to monitor for symptoms. The specific actions may differ if you are identified as a casual contact or a close contact.

For more information, visit the Travel advice page.

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Last Updated: May 11 2021