April 14, 2020
The Queensland Government has published a list of COVID-19 “hotspots” in NSW for which special restrictions now apply to travellers.
From 12.01am on Saturday (April 11), the Local Government areas of Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Central Coast, Cumberland, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Northern Beaches, Randwick, Ryde, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra are officially considered “hotspots”.
The release of the list of “hotspots” follows changes to the entry permit system which also came into force at 12.01am on Saturday.
All Queenslanders returning home from interstate now require a new Queensland Entry Pass.
All existing green Entry Passes and Queensland Resident Vehicle Passes are now void.
The new passes are now individually issued and an application is required for each person entering the State, including children.
Online applications can be made at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass
An exempt resident who arrives in Queensland must self-quarantine for 14 days if they have been in a designated “hotspot” area unless their travel was for an essential purpose.
Interstate freight transport services remain exempt.