Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley has announced some Victorian-NSW border residents will be able to take part in a home quarantine trial if their residence is in Victoria.
“The view of the public health team is that that is best to start with the lowest-risk group, that being those Victorians, several hundred of them, who have been in the border bubble areas along the Murray border bubble but on the New South Wales side,” Mr Foley said.
Mr Foley said those who have been in the bubble from August 25 to September 8 will be able to apply for a new permit exemption category.
Applications for the permit will open on Friday and will close at 6pm on Friday September 17.
Mr Foley said these people would need to fulfil certain requirements such as proving their primary residence is in Victoria and providing evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result in the 48 hours prior to their arrival in the state.
They will further require evidence they have received at least their first dose of a COVID vaccine, and prove they have stayed within the border bubble for the prior 14 days.
After arriving at home, they would then need to isolate for 14 days with authorised officers to oversee the quarantine.