July 14, 2020
Two NSW areas have been added to Queensland border restrictions following the declaration of new COVID-19 hotspots on Tuesday.
From midday on July 14, anyone who has been in the local government areas of Liverpool or Campbelltown in the past 14 days will not be able to enter Queensland.
The whole state of Victoria also remains a declared COVID-19 hotspot.
Queensland’s border restrictions mean people who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot within the past 14 days will no longer be able to quarantine in Queensland and will be turned away at the State’s border.
Queensland residents who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot can return home but will be required to quarantine in government-provided accommodation at their own expense.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young declared the NSW areas as hotspots following a public alert of multiple cases of COVID-19 being traced to the Crossroads Hotel at Casula.
The immediate border restriction changes may cause delays at police border checkpoints and those travelling into Queensland are being urged by police to exercise patience and factor likely delays into their travel schedule.
Everyone entering the State must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass online before travelling to Queensland.
Police will continue to conduct random interceptions of those progressing through priority passage to ensure the validity of declarations.
Providing false information on the declaration or entering Queensland unlawfully could result in a $4003 fine.
The Queensland Border Declaration Pass can be accessed at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass and is valid for seven days.
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More than 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in Australia since the pandemic began, with almost 300 in the past 24 hours.
There were 270 more active cases added to the Victorian list on Tuesday, taking the number of active cases in that State to 1800; 81 patients are in Victorian hospitals, including 26 in intensive care.
There are also now 30 confirmed cases linked to the Crossroads Hotel at Casula in NSW.
There are four active cases in Queensland, with no new cases reported on Tuesday.