A decision by the NSW Government for all of regional NSW to be subject to the same stay at home restrictions as the previously declared hotspots across the state has been announced.

From 5pm today Saturday 14th August the Tweed will be placed into a 7 day lockdown.

This is the best way to keep the Tweed safe, said Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest.

“Its D-Day against Delta in the Tweed and the best way to fight back is to do the right thing and stay at home unless absolutely necessary,” Mr Provest said.

Tweed residents must now stay at home unless they have a reasonable excuse, which can be to;

  • obtain food or other essential goods and services locally;
  • work if you cannot reasonably work from home  and the business is allowed to be open;
  • education if it is not possible to do it at home;
  • outdoor exercise with a member of your household or one other person in the local government area you live in or 10km from your home; or
  • medical or care giving reasons, including obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination.

Mr Provest said he was monitoring the border situation closely for any changes in Queensland Government policy following the tougher rules in Tweed.