Melbourne WAG Rebecca Judd has expressed her support for NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet after he announced on Friday that the state is leaving home and hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated international arrivals from November 1.
Judd, 38, who is a fierce critic of Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews’ failed Covid-zero strategy, said it was a relief to finally have an Australian leader of state making sensible policy decisions during the pandemic.
The wife of AFL great Chris Judd shared a news article on Instagram on Friday about the quarantine being lifted, writing: “They will also have to return a negative Covid test before boarding. Finally someone feels like it here in Australia.
‘Hoera! Hopefully the other states will follow suit.’
Footy WAG Rebecca Judd (pictured with husband Chris Judd) has shown her support for NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet after he announced on Friday that the state would leave home and hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated international arrivals from Nov. 1.
She also said “farrrrk yassss” on a tweet about Victoria being open to fully vaccinated NSW residents who will no longer have to quarantine for 14 days from October 19.
There is no doubt that millions of Australians share Judd’s relief that vaccinated residents are finally being rewarded for doing the responsible thing by getting stung.
The former Channel Nine weather presenter has made no secret of her disdain for Mr Andrews, who has prioritized lockdowns in Victoria rather than taking NSW’s approach that vaccination is the only way out of the pandemic.
Judd, 38, who is a fierce critic of Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews’ failed Covid-zero strategy, said it was a relief to finally have an Australian state leader like Mr Perrottet (pictured) making wise policy decisions during the pandemic
She shared a news article on Instagram on Friday about the quarantine being lifted, writing: “They will also have to return a negative Covid test before boarding. Finally someone feels like it here in Australia. Hoera! Hopefully other states will follow suit’
She also said ‘farrrrk yassss’ on this tweet about Victoria being open to fully vaccinated residents of NSW who will no longer have to quarantine for 14 days from Oct 19
She made headlines last September when she took to Instagram to criticize the Victorian Prime Minister for his draconian lockdown laws.
She sneaked up to Mr. Andrews in a sponsored post for a cardboard company and wrote: ‘@the_little_cardboard_co perfect for iso and upcoming school holidays as it looks like Dictator Dan will be locking up Victorians in our homes even longer.’
She later deleted the post after facing criticism from Mr Andrews’ supporters.
Post: Judd made headlines last September when she criticized Mr Andrews for his draconian lockdown laws on Instagram. She snuck into this sponsored post for a cardboard company, writing: ‘@the_little_cardboard_co perfect for ISO and upcoming school holidays as it looks like Dictator Dan will be locking up Victorians in our homes even longer’
Hotel quarantine will be lifted in NSW and new freedoms will be restored next week as the state prepares to open up to the world on November 1.
NSW is the first state in the country to announce it will open to travelers from abroad and remove quarantine rules for fully vaccinated people.
‘Sydney’ [and] NSW is open for business,” Perrottet said Friday.
‘We want people back… Hotel quarantine is a thing of the past. We are opening Sydney and NSW to the world – and that date will come on November 1.
“We will work closely with the Commonwealth to make sure there is protection so we keep people safe but part of the world again. This is an important day for our state.”
Deputy Liberal leader Stuart Ayres said fully vaccinated people could return to Australia without any form of quarantine.
‘That’s not a hotel quarantine, that’s not a home quarantine, you can go home again. If you are a person from another country who wants to visit or work in Australia, and you are fully vaccinated, you can come to Australia and not have to go into quarantine,” said Mr Ayres.
Unvaccinated people will still have to be in hotel quarantine.
“People entering NSW, if they are transiting to another state, are required to abide by restrictions in that state, so if that state has to quarantine people from NSW they will still have to abide by that,” said Mr Ayres . .
“This will create an opportunity for people to get to NSW via Sydney and will also provide a huge opportunity for Australians who are unable to access flights due to the limits we have put in place to protect our local health systems.”
WHAT IS PERMITTED FROM NOVEMBER 1
From 1 November, the rules will be further relaxed to allow travel between Greater Sydney and regional NSW.
NSW also welcomes international tourists and workers from all countries without quarantine if they are fully vaccinated.
Cap of 210 unvaccinated arrivals per week with 14-day hotel quarantine still enforced for them.
The 20 person limit on bar bookings will also be removed on this day.
Meanwhile, Mr Perrottet said that from Monday, home visiting limits will double from 10 to 20 and outdoor meetings from 30 to 50.
“Getting up in pubs comes back. There will be no limits to weddings and funerals,” he said.
Major recreational facilities are allowed to accommodate 5,000 spectators, while entertainment facilities can return to 75 percent capacity.
There is no longer a limit on the number of guests for weddings and funerals.
The limit of 20 people for bookings at restaurants and other catering establishments will also be removed from November 1.
“We have only been able to do this thanks to the considerable efforts of the people of New South Wales to get us to this point,” said Perrottet.
NSW Deputy Prime Minister Paul Toole confirmed that the decision to postpone travel to the regions until Nov. 1 had been made due to the risk to communities where vaccination coverage is lagging behind the cities.
Postponing regional travel was necessary to protect communities from a virus outbreak, as only 36 percent of regional local government areas have populations where 80 percent have been double vaccinated.
The relaxed restrictions will come after NSW quietly launched the vaccine passport overnight.
For those who have received both jabs and have the updated Service NSW app on their phone, their vaccine status will appear when they check in at a location using the standard QR code process.
Sydneysiders used to have to scroll through their Medicare app or carry a paper certificate to prove to staff that they had been stung, but now a green check appears when they sign up with a company.
For those who want to take advantage of the new “VaxPass,” make sure their MyGov account is linked to Medicare.
Then, through the online MyGov site or the Express Plus Medicare app, users are instructed to click “Proof of Vaccinations” and then “View History.”
They will then be given the option to choose their digital Covid vaccination certificate and link it to the Service NSW app.
Meanwhile, NSW residents who have been fully vaccinated will soon be allowed to travel to Victoria without having to quarantine for 14 days.
From October 19, double-shot residents coming from ‘red zones’ must be tested for Covid-19 three days before traveling to Victoria. They should then be tested when they enter Victoria and isolate until they get a negative result.
Residents who come from ‘orange zones’ no longer need to be tested or isolated.
Health Minister Martin Foley said it was time to reward fully vaccinated travelers.
“Our border situations are changing as we move towards controlled easing of restrictions – and people who are fully vaccinated are entitled to reduced requirements because they carry a reduced risk,” he said.