After the New South Wales Government sent the cities of Lismore and Albury back into lockdown last night the Queensland Government has reinstated border restrictions with Lismore.
As of 6pm last night the City of Lismore is once again part of the restricted New South Wales border zone, just one week after the border bubble made a return.
The restrictions mean anyone who has been in the local government area (LGA) of Lismore in the last 14 days cannot enter Queensland.
“It is critically important that anyone who has been in the City of Lismore in the last 14 days does not enter Queensland,” Dr Young said.
“Those currently in Queensland who have been in the Lismore area in the last 14 days should come forward, get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.
“We know the situation can quickly escalate with this virus, which is why it is important we respond appropriately.”
Only limited groups of people will be able to enter Queensland if they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot. This includes people accessing essential health care, complying with court orders, fulfilling child custody arrangements, or those people endorsed to enter as specialist workers.
Because of lockdown restrictions in Lismore, Southern Cross University yesterday announced its campus in the city would close until at least 24 September.
Updated at 9.25pm AEST on 17 September 2021.
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