Apprenticeship Careers Australia are closely monitoring the official Government sources and the World Health Organisation for the most up to date information and advice.
Australia’s borders are closed. Only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. Anyone entering or returning to Australia:
Staff who remain in the “high risk” countries and are unable to return
Staff who have recently returned from interstate and meet current State Border closure restrictions:
COVID-19 Border closures requiring mandatory self-isolation, have taken effect in several Australian states. However, Emergency and health workers, and essential workers may be considered exempt. Refer to the relevant state website for the most up-to-date information about entry conditions, forms and requirements of the state or territory you are travelling to
NSW: NSW Government Health: There are no current border controls in NSW.
SA: SA Health: who has returned from interstate after 25/3/20 will have to isolate for 14 days (essential workers exempt)
VIC: Victorian Health and Human Services: There is no closure or restrictions on Victoria’s borders. Non-essential domestic travel is restricted and Victorians are being urged to stay at home where possible, but key services, like health, freight and logistics – including those that travel across state’s borders, will continue.
WA: Western Australia Department of Health: who has returned from interstate after 25/3/20 will have to isolate for 14 days (essential workers exempt)
ACT: ACT Government Health: There are currently no restrictions on cross-border movement between ACT and NSW, beyond those that apply to everyone (ie not undertaking non-essential travel, maintaining social distancing rules etc)
* QLD: QLD Government: Entry into QLD is temporarily prohibited unless the travel is exempt. (health care workers may be considered exempt)
* NT: Northern Territory Government: Non-essential travellers arriving at a Northern Territory border must complete 14 days of mandatory quarantine. Some essential services personnel, including health care workers, are exempt.
* Indigenous Communities: Government and Community Directions are in place to restrict the movement of people in and out of remote areas. Healthcare staff are required to meet the requirements of the specific local community risk assessment process and permit systems. Restrictions that apply in remote communities is available at: Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships website.
Planned international travel:
On 24 March 2020, the Prime Minister announced a ban on Australians travelling overseas under the Biosecurity Act 2015. This will help prevent travellers returning to Australia with coronavirus.
There are limited exceptions, for example to allow people to return home if their normal place of residence is overseas. This process is managed by the Department of Home Affairs and the revised restrictions can be reviewed on their website.
If you are currently travelling or planning to travel, you should check the warnings and alerts prior to departure as you might be subject to restrictions on return.
Apprenticeship Support Australia has an obligation to staff, clients, patients & participants to ensure the safety of all concerned and will continue to monitor and update guidelines and processes based on the health departments recommendations.
As your employer, we request that we are kept informed of any change in your status and your progress as per this notification protocol.
If you believe, your circumstances are within the criteria above or if you wish to speak to someone regarding your personal circumstances, please contact your Manager/ Supervisor IMMEDIATELY.
Freqently Asked Questions
COVID-19 – Know the signs
COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions
Coronavirus (COVIS-19) isolation guidelines
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information about home isolation when unwell (suspected or confirmed cases)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information about returning to your community
Information for close contacts of a confirmed case https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-close-contacts-of-a-confirmed-case
Social Distancing Guidelines
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for international travellers
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for health care and residential care workers:
Interim advice on non-impatient care of persons with suspected or confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) including use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Interim recommendations for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during hospital care of people with coronavirus diseases 2019:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information on the use of surgical masks
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for outbreaks in residential care facilities:
Information on work attendance and testing for health and residential aged care workers: