Increased border restrictions will be reinstated for the local government areas (LGA) of Byron Shire and Tweed Shire, as New South Wales announce an increased COVID-19 public health risk.
Byron and Tweed LGAs will become part of the restricted New South Wales border zone from 1am Wednesday 22 September.
Border zone residents who have been to Byron and Tweed LGAs will only be allowed into Queensland for limited essential purposes.
Queensland residents may only return to Queensland if they have entered a restricted area for limited essential purposes.
Those entering Queensland from a non-restricted LGA, who must transit through a restricted LGA, can do so if they transit, without stopping, using private transport for no more than two hours.
To enter Queensland from an LGA within the border zone you must:
- complete a Queensland entry pass
- get tested if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms after arriving in Queensland
- monitor the list of interstate exposure venues daily (at least once every 24 hours) from the time you complete a declaration and for 14 days after arriving in Queensland
- comply with face mask requirements.
Anyone who is currently in Queensland but has visited the area in the past 14 days should get tested if they have symptoms and isolate until they receive a negative result.
We will continue to monitor the situation in New South Wales and review restrictions as the situation evolves.