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2nd Public Health Announcement RE Covid and entry into Jervis Bay Territory

Dec 24, 2020News

To:       All Caravan Owners & Guests

We have received updates in the early hours of this morning from the administration of the Booderee National Park and the Jervis Bay Territory and while the advice is largely the same there are some subtle differences and we have to follow ALL of their instructions so that we have access to our RTBU Holiday Park,

We have summarised the information below in order to minimise the confusion.

Jervis Bay Territory

In accordance with the Public Health (Jervis Bay Territory) Emergency Direction issued on 21 December, visitors from identified COVID hotspots (that is, Sydney Northern Beaches, Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Wollongong) are not allowed to visit the JBT. 

JBT is not part of NSW.

Hotspots are subject to change – however, early indication suggests these are likely to remain current until 31/12/20. We have also been notified that the health direction is enforceable, and fines may apply.

Here is a link to the ACT Health (ACT interstate hotpots direction #9) https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/2020-834/

Any guests or visitors planning to stay at the RTBU Holiday Park from a Hotspot area is NOT TO TRAVEL AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE JERVIS BAY TERRITORY.

Booderee National Park

As we notified in our previous update, Booderee National Park will reopen to most visitors on Thursday 24 December 2020 following a temporary closure from midnight on Monday 21 December 2020. However, in line with COVID restrictions to Jervis Bay Territory, visitors from the Northern Beaches, Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Wollongong Local Government Areas (LGA) will not be permitted to enter the Jervis Bay Territory, including the National Park.

The park will continue to operate under COVID-safe health and safety protocols.

When visitors enter the park, Ticket Booth staff will ask some basic questions and provide all visitors with a list of COVID Hotspots banned from the Jervis Bay Territory and a QR Code to register their attendance in the park. If visitors do not comply, they will be escalated to the Australian Federal Police. The AFP will be doing regular patrols, random roadside stops and enforcing the JBT Emergency Health Directions.

Please note: Caravan owners at the RTBU Holiday Park are NOT RESIDENTS of the Jervis Bay Territory. To be clear, THERE ARE NO RESIDENTS of the RTBU Holiday Park, except the Park Caretakers.

RTBU Holiday Park

The RTBU Holiday Park is open, to guests and visitors who are not from, or have been to, the identified COVID Hotspots. In addition to the COVID checks at the entry to Booderee National Park, all visitors to the RTBU Holiday Park will also be required to pass our COVID checks as per our Covid Safe plan and provide identification and contact details.

Please check the websites provided for details before travelling.

https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/2020-834/

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

Yours,

ALEX CLAASSENS
SECRETARY

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