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Jervis Bay Territory - Boodoree National Park closure

21 December 2020

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Relevant: Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) Residents
Topic: Jervis Bay Territory - Boodoree National Park closure

To minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19, Booderee National Park will be closed to travellers and other non-essential visitors for 48 hours effective at midnight 21 December 2020.

Essential visitors including residents, staff, guests that have booked into holiday accommodation and invited visitors of residents will be allowed entry into the Park. Residents who have invited visitors into the Park must take full responsibility for their health and safety.

The closure is a precautionary measure to allow staff, community and authorities to review the current NSW Covid-19 situation to decide if longer term protections need to be put in place. The temporary closure aligns with NSW Government restrictions and will continue until midnight Wednesday 23 December 2020.

We have also updated the Public Health Directions for JBT to align with broader NSW Public Health Orders (PHO):

  • Travellers entering the JBT, who have been in the identified hotspots, are not to enter the Territory.
  • JBT residents who have visited the identified hotspots must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • A person entering the JBT must provide information (including photo ID) if required by an emergency services officer.

You can keep up to date with latest Public Health Directions at www.infrastructure.gov.au

While the risk to the JBT community remains low, the health and safety of staff and elders and vulnerable residents of the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community and Jervis Bay Territory is our highest priority.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in New South Wales over the next two days, and will work with the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council and the Jervis Bay Territory EMC to ensure an appropriate response to the evolving situation. We will keep the community informed around any future decisions.

Please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 on a regular basis to ensure you're aware of the current health situation. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, even mild symptoms, you should stay home and get tested.