Residents living in Sydney suburbs are BANNED from entering Queensland from midday today
Anyone living in the western Sydney COVID-19 hotspots of Liverpool and Campbelltown will be banned from entering Queensland from midday on Tuesday.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Tuesday morning her state had declared suburbs within the two local government areas ‘COVID-19 hot spots’.
The rule applies not only to residents of the LGAs but to anyone who has travelled through them in the past two weeks.
Pictured: New South Wales health workers dressed in personal protective equipment prepare to administer COVID-19 tests to people in their cars at the Crossroads Hotel testing centre in Casula, western Sydney. Queensland has banned travellers from the local government areas of Campbelltown and Liverpool – which includes Casula – to stop the spread of COVID-19
‘Travellers who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot within the past 14 days can’t quarantine in Queensland and will be turned away at our borders,’ she said.
‘Queenslanders who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot within the past 14 days are required to hotel quarantine at their own expense.’
The move comes as the NSW government introduces stricter operating rules for pubs after 21 COVID-19 cases were linked to an outbreak at the Crossroads Hotel in Casula – which falls under the Liverpool local government area.
The new COVID-19 rules for pubs and hotels will be announced on Tuesday, including a limit of 300 people regardless of size and group bookings capped at 10 people.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced her state had declared suburbs within the two local government areas ‘COVID-19 hot spots’
The measures are also expected to include stricter requirements for venues to take contact details of patrons and tougher regulations on pub cleaning.
The changes – decided during a meeting of senior government ministers on Monday night – will not apply to clubs, restaurants or The Star Casino.
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SYDNEY SUBURBS DECLARED ‘HOTSPOTS’ BY QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT
Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmont, Bow Bowing, Bradbury
Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park
Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield
Leumeah, Long Point
Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights
Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse
St Andrews, St Helens Park
Wedderburn and Woodbine
Badgerys Creek, Bringelly, Busby
Carnes Hill, Cartwright, Casula, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Chipping Norton
Edmondson Park, Elizabeth Hills
Greendale, Green Valley
Hammondville, Heckenberg, Hinchinbrook, Holsworthy, Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park
Len Waters Estate, Leppington, Liverpool, Luddenham, Lurnea
Middleton Grange, Miller, Moorebank, Mount Pritchard
Pleasure Point, Prestons,
Wallacia, Warwick Farm, Wattle Grove and West Hoxton