I have been in constant contact with the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian about the situation regarding the Queensland border with NSW.
There are currently no plans for NSW to close its borders and there is no current Health advice requiring this.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone, on both sides of the border that there are limited reasons an individual can be outside their place of residence in NSW. These reasons include:
- work and education (where you can’t work remotely);
- shop for food and essentials;
- medical needs or the care of others;
Anyone who is undertaking a holiday in regional NSW, or entering NSW for a reason outside the reasons listed above is breaking the law, under the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020.
Members of the community are encouraged to report anyone breaking the law under the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.