Midnight tonight – West Aussies are free… mostly
The Premier has confirmed the state’s hard border will soften as planned from midnight tonight and will transition into a controlled border.
It allows people entering the state to go about their business without self-isolating for two weeks. That’s unless you’re coming from New South Wales or Victoria, in which case quarantine requirements still apply.
However West Australians who may have been planning to meet family or friends from higher risk states such as NSW in a very low risk states such as South Australia will also have to quarantine upon their return.
The State Government expects nearly two-thousand people to enter WA this weekend.
Mark McGowan told Oliver Peterson despite promising case figures, he would not join the other states in signing up to a “completely open border” by Christmas.
“What the Commonwealth wanted to do was have an artificial deadline of Christmas that we sign up to.
“We’ll bring down our borders when the time is right and we won’t sign up to a deadline just because it’s Christmas.”
The new G2G pass declaration will be available after 11:59pm November 13.
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