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Digital “proof of vaccination” certificates will be stored and displayed on phone apps as part of the federal government’s plans for the national rollout of the coronavirus vaccine.
The Express Plus Medicare app and MyGov accounts will both store digital proof of vaccination certificates, while those who need a hard copy will be able to access a printout from vaccine vendors and Services Australia offices.
Cabinet approval for the program is expected within the next two weeks, Nine Newspapers reported on Sunday.
An update to the Medicare app will also be developed as part of the plan, which aims to make vaccine proof quick and easy to access.
The certificates are expected to simplify visits to nursing homes and hospitals, and may even be required for interstate travel if future lockdowns are required.
They will also play a role in reopening international borders, which is expected to begin later this year.
The federal Parliament last week passed laws that require vaccine suppliers to record all vaccines they administer, including the COVID-19 vaccine, on the national register.
Previously, the declaration of vaccinations was voluntary.
GROUP OF HOTELS “NOT YET CONTENT”
No new cases of coronavirus were detected in Victoria overnight, but it will be another week before health officials can confirm they have successfully contained the latest hotel quarantine outbreak.
Health Minister Martin Foley praised the Victorians on Sunday after more than 15,000 people were tested on Saturday,
Mr Foley said that, out of “an excess of caution”, close contact with the hotel worker who tested positive this week had grown from 17 to 21 people.
The four new close contacts tested negative, but will continue to self-isolate for 14 days.
Mr Foley said Victoria was now ‘halfway’ to containing the Grand Hyatt outbreak.
“It will take another week before we can say we got this one right,” Foley said.
“But the signs are positive.”
Mr Foley said health authorities had passed through more than 70% of the 1,151 primary contacts in isolation and so far all had returned negative results.
PM ACCUSED OF “DISAPPEARANCE”
Scott Morrison has been accused of “disappearing” during the coronavirus pandemic, as the federal opposition continues to question his leadership on issues such as state borders and national quarantine.
Deputy Labor Party leader Richard Marles said the Prime Minister had failed to unite states during the crisis.
“When states disagree, this prime minister’s ability to achieve consistency nationally, across states, has been essentially nil,” he told ABC’s Insiders program on Sunday.
“He disappeared when the going got tough. ”
Mr. Morrison has no legal authority to override heads of state closing their borders for health reasons.
But Mr Marles said the federal government had “sidelined” and should be part of the decision-making process over the closures.
“I think we would have had a lot more consistency,” he said.
“In previous crises what you have actually seen is national governments leading within our federation. ”
The deputy Labor leader also called on the government to show greater leadership around a possible reform of the federal quarantine system.
He said there was a need to “dust off” a report written last year by former senior official Jane Halton, which recommended the use of facilities, including the Learmonth RAAF base, for “surge” capacity. .
“I think one of the really strong aspects of COVIDThe -19 crisis, to which we will return, is the extent to which the government has been prepared to shirk its responsibilities when there have been times of greater crisis, ”he said.
“This is especially the case with quarantine.”
New South Wales
There are no restrictions on travel to or from regional or rural NSW, or other areas of NSW.
However, NSW Health currently recommends practicing COVID safe behaviors such as physical distancing and hand hygiene when traveling in New South Wales, especially between Greater Sydney and regional and rural areas.
All travelers coming to South Australia must complete a Cross Border Travel Registration.
Starting February 4, anyone who was at the Grand Hyatt Hote Melbourne between midnight January 21 and midnight January 31 must notify SA Health to be placed in a supervised quarantine for 14 days and undergo testing. The same rule applies to close contacts.
From midnight on January 31, travel is permitted from Greater Sydney, Wollongong and the Central Coast to South Australia.
Upon arrival, travelers should immediately self-quarantine and should remain there until a COVID-19 test result is received.
The regions of Peel, Perth and South West are now considered a restricted area.
Travelers arriving from Peel, Perth and the South West should self-quarantine in an appropriate location and submit to COVID-19 tests on days 1, 5 and 12. They can be released from self-quarantine on written notice of a negative result COVID-19 test result.
People from anywhere in Australia entering Victoria must apply for a permit to enter the state.
Victoria has also reopened its border to most of New South Wales.
Metro Perth, Region of Peel, and Southwestern Washington State have now become an Orange Zone.
People in the orange zones can apply for a permit to enter Victoria provided they have not been in close contact with a case of the coronavirus and are not showing any symptoms.
Upon arrival in Victoria, Orange Zone permit holders are required to self-isolate at home or accommodation, get tested for the coronavirus and continue to self-isolate until they have received a negative result.
All arrivals to the Northern Territory must: complete a border entry form, complete 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at your expense, if you have recently been in a declared active area COVID-19 hot spot. This includes children returning from a hotspot.
If you’ve been in Greater Melbourne since January 29 and arrived in Queensland, you should get tested – even if you don’t have any symptoms – and self-isolate until you get a result.
Specific areas of Western Australia have been declared COVID-19 hot spots.
Interstate travelers are now allowed to enter Washington state, subject to strict conditions.
All people arriving to WA from overseas are subject to the Mandatory Commonwealth Government’s 14-day quarantine period at a state quarantine facility (hotel quarantine) at their own expense.
Travelers who have spent time in a high risk region or national premises (including Western Australia, Victoria and New Zealand) in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are not permitted entry into Tasmania, unless they are approved as an Essential Traveler.
If entry is approved, there may be a quarantine requirement in government designated accommodation (fees may apply).
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
As of 6 p.m. on February 5, all local government areas in Washington state are no longer considered COVID-19 affected areas.
Anyone who has been to a potential high risk exposure site in Victoria should self-quarantine and get tested.
Originally published under the title How Australians Will Prove They Have Received COVID stroke