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COVID-19 has not finished with Australia yet.

The hoped-for COVID-19 Christmas reprieve has evaporated for many people, although the Northern Rivers is not (yet) directly affected by the latest round of restrictions. Here are the latest travel rules.

Information about the new rules and restrictions for Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Wollongong is here.

The latest rules for travel to and from the Northern Beaches of Sydney are listed here.

All people seeking to travel from NSW to Queensland will now need to fill out a border pass. Turnaround times are currently very fast, but this may change as the number of hotspots increases.

For travellers to and from NSW and other states, here are the latest rules on travel, state by state.

Queensland residents

This information is for Queensland residents who will be returning home between 1am AEST, Monday 21 December and 1am AEST, Tuesday 22 December, and who have been in Greater Sydney on or since 11 December.

  • Queensland residents entering Queensland during this time period will be allowed to enter by road and complete quarantine at their home. The period of quarantine required will be 14 days from the time the resident left Greater Sydney.
  • If you arrive in Queensland by road and there are police stationed at your point of entry, you must make yourself known to officers to receive your home quarantine notice, which will also include information on testing requirements.
  • If you arrive in Queensland by road and there are no police officers at your point of entry, you must drive directly to a testing centre near your home to have a COVID-19 test and then drive directly home to serve your period of quarantine.
  • If you are arriving after 1 am AEST 22 December, you will be directed to hotel quarantine.

What’s changed from 1am AEST 21 December 2020:

  • The Queensland border is closed to anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter). Currently specific parts of New South Wales are hotspots.
  • Anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days must follow the Quarantine for International Arrivals Direction.
  • Anyone travelling to Queensland who has been in NSW at any time since 1am Friday 11 December must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass before they enter Queensland.
  • Anyone (including all interstate visitors and Queensland residents returning home) who was in hotspot locations below on or since Friday 11 December 2020 must follow testing and quarantine requirements.

For more details about hotspot locations and other Queensland info, please go here.

 


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Masks will no longer be mandatory on public transport from tomorrow, Wednesday 21 September.

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NSW Police: be COVID-vigilant at Splendour in the Grass

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AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

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COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

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It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Australia says volleys are the backbone of the country in times of crisis and emergency.

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COVID-19 update: May 9

Today there are 41 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with none of these in ICU.

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COVID-19 update: May 6

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) reports that there are 37 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

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COVID-19 update: Monday 2 May

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday, 1 May, 274 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the area, including 56 positive PCR tests and 218 positive rapid antigen tests

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