Sumary of Queensland-NSW border shuts as part of COVID restrictions shake-up. Here are the new rules to live by:
- Queenslanders are getting used to an ever-evolving situation on COVID-19 restrictions — and today there are more changes.
- In terms of social distancing, south-east Queenslanders will again share rules with the rest of the state, but there are also separate restrictions that will remain in place across the region.
- Here’s what we know about the restrictions Queenslanders are being asked to follow.
- Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said this means as of this morning, all Queenslanders will be following the same restrictions — except for mask-wearing.
- In south-east Queensland, you must be carrying a mask and it must be worn at all times except for when at home, in the car, when doing vigorous exercise, or when you are are seated for eating or drinking.
- Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young is asking south-east Queenslanders to wear masks for another seven days, because of recent cases of community transmission in the region.
- Dr Young says masks are the key to stopping community spread of COVID-19.(AAP Image: Darren England)”This is just to protect us for one further week, because although we believe we’ve found all of the contacts, because Delta can spread with seconds of exposure, there might have been some that we’ve not picked up.
- Since 1:00am today, the Queensland border is closed to everyone in NSW.