December 19, 2020

Anyone entering Queensland who has been in NSW will be required to complete a border declaration pass from 1:00am on Sunday (December 20).

A police spokesperson said that in response to an unfolding COVID-19 cluster in Sydney, anyone who has been anywhere in NSW since December 11 will be required to complete the pass before entering the State.

All Queensland travellers returning from NSW will also be required to complete the online pass.

All motorists crossing the State border from NSW into Queensland will need to have a valid border declaration pass which should be displayed on their windscreen when crossing the border.

Police will be conducting random intercepts of vehicles at border crossings and meeting flights coming into Queensland to ensure compliance.

Providing false information on a border declaration pass or entering Queensland unlawfully could result in a $4003 fine.

People who have been in a hotspot either in the past 14 days – or since it was identified – will only be able to enter Queensland if they are a returning Queensland resident or required to enter for a limited range of essential reasons.

Queensland residents returning to Queensland from a hotspot must quarantine for 14 days on entering Queensland in government-arranged accommodation at their own expense.

The updated Queensland border declaration pass will be available online on Saturday (December) from 8:00pm and is valid for 14 days.

More information about the current Queensland Border Directions is also available online

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Queensland Health is urging anyone who was at The Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains, on Wednesday (December 16) between 11:00am and 2:30pm who has not yet been contacted by public health officials to contact 13 HEALTH (13-43-25-84) immediately.

Contact tracers have identified there are patrons who either provided illegible manual sign-in information or did not check in at the venue.

They must self-quarantine and get tested for COVID-19.

It’s critically important that contact tracers can identify all close contacts of a confirmed case as quickly as possible to help protect the Queensland community.

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