Vaccination Transition Phase B.
Once 70% of the people in Australia are fully vaccinated, the government says that we can move to Phase B of the National Plan.
Seek to minimise serious illness,
hospitalisation and fatality as a result of COVID-19 with low level restrictions.
Measures may include:
- Maintain high vaccination rates, encouraging uptake through incentives and other measures;
- Minimise cases in the community through ongoing low-level restrictions and effective track and trace;
- Lockdowns less likely but possible;
- International border caps and low-level international arrivals, with safe and proportionate quarantine to minimise the risk of COVID entering;
- Ease restrictions on vaccinated residents (TBD);
- Restore inbound passenger caps at previous levels for unvaccinated returning travellers and larger caps for vaccinated returning travellers;
- Allow capped entry of student and economic visa holders subject to quarantine arrangements and availability;
- Introduce new reduced quarantine arrangements for vaccinated residents; and
- Prepare/implement vaccine booster programme (depending on timing).