Everything You Need To Know About QLD And SA’s New Border Rules

Marco Green
September 23, 2020

Queensland is set to allow entry to over 150,000 people living along the state's southern borders, and will continue to ease restrictions from Friday if there continue to be low - or no - new cases in New South Wales.

Additionally, a number of NSW communities further down the coast will be exempted, including "the Byron Shire, Ballina, the city of Lismore, Richmond Valley, which involves Casino and Evans Head and Glen Innes", Palaszczuk said. QLD residents will also be able to travel to these areas.

"Queenslanders will also be able to travel there as well".

Border residents can apply for a border pass and travel around Queensland for any goal, and Queenslanders can travel to those places as well.

"If people don't come forward and get tested, we can't keep the pandemic at bay", NSW Health said in a statement.

Yesterday, Mr Marshall said the case of a Sydney taxi driver who continued to work while infected was "slightly worrying", but today he said the risk had been assessed as worth taking. "So it's quite safe to open up those areas", Dr Young said.

Dr Young said there were still cases of concern in NSW, so the rest of the state will still remain a declared hot spot.

'We know that this has been a massive burden on the business community and also on families and individuals'.

She said the last community transmission case, in which it was impossible to find a source of the infection, in NSW was on September 8. We can't wait to welcome people from NSW with open arms'.

"We're still looking at the most recent case with the taxi driver just to see what happens there".

Last week SA lifted the quarantine requirements for people coming from the ACT and now looks likely to do the same for travellers from NSW on Thursday.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said things were looking promising for the Greater Brisbane area to have restrictions on gatherings, aged care homes and hospitals lifted in the coming days.

As of today in NSW, there have been no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases for the first time in 76 days; while QLD now only has 16 active cases of the novel coronavirus.

"This is the point at which the Chief Health Officer will be able to consider those restrictions that still apply throughout the Brisbane, Metropolitan and west Moreton Hospital and Health Service districts".

Australia reported 33 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, versus 16 a day earlier. They usually do a lot of their business in Queensland.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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