Sydney woman who flew to ACT without valid COVID exemption arrested at midnight

Genevieve Jacobs 10 July 2021 6

According to NSW Health, Greater Sydney residents are currently not permitted to leave home.

“You must stay home. Only leave your home if you have a reasonable excuse. If you must leave home, stay within your local area. Do not travel outside your local area if you can avoid it,” regulations state.


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The ACT has declared Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour regions COVID-affected areas from 11:59 pm, Friday, 9 July.

Non-ACT residents who have been in these regions of NSW are not permitted to travel into the ACT unless they have an approved exemption.

According to ACT Health, exemptions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances, and even if approved, travellers will be required to quarantine at suitable premises or a hotel at their own expense.

Although mask mandates have been lifted in the ACT as of midnight last night, Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith have described the current Sydney outbreak as a major risk for Canberrans.


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Futureproof Futureproof 7:46 am 11 Jul 21

Firstly, if Sydney is in lockdown and you can’t travel more than 10km from home, then how did this woman get on a plane, secondly, why are planes flying from a COVID hotspot to Canberra? Is there anyone at the wheel of this mess?

    chewy14 chewy14 9:33 am 11 Jul 21

    The airport itself isn’t a hotspot and people are allowed to travel from outside the lockdown area to travel as long as they don’t stop in Sydney.

Maya123 Maya123 1:13 am 11 Jul 21

The woman’s guests should be put into two weeks quarantine.

Oiledpengu Oiledpengu 1:45 pm 10 Jul 21

So why wasn’t she treated as a possible Covid carrier?

    poorman poorman 10:18 pm 10 Jul 21

    Because she came from Elite suburb. If she came from southwest Sydney then she could be treated as possible Covid-19 Carrier. Just like in the previous lockdown Barr government had anyone coming from southwest Sydney in quarantine but not Eastern suburbs where the COVID started and spread plus everyone was moving in crowds and having beach parties were not required to quarantine . The reason Was given that in western Sydney people move around a lot.

    chewy14 chewy14 8:24 am 11 Jul 21

    Poor man,
    You have a very vivid imagination to think any of that occurred.

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