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UPDATE TO QUEENSLAND BORDER RESTRICTIONS

Effective from 3.00pm on 23 September, 2020 Queensland border restrictions will ease.

In accordance with Queensland Health, every person entering or proposing to enter Queensland from another Australian State or Territory must:

  • Provide a valid Queensland Border Declaration Pass; and
  • Provide an undertaking that the person will present for a COVID-19 test if the person develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within 14 days of entering Queensland; and
  • Comply with the undertaking while present in Queensland.

All people entering Queensland should practise physical distancing and risk mitigation measures such as remaining 1.5 metres away from other persons and regular washing of hands.

WHAT WILL CHANGE AT 3:00PM 23 SEPTEMBER 2020

The following will come into effect to:

  • give effect to the Queensland Freight Protocol
  • allow people to enter Queensland to fulfil informal shared parenting and child contact arrangements
  • allow New South Wales border zone residents to travel anywhere in Queensland for informal shared parenting arrangements, without quarantining. Similarly, Queensland residents can travel to the New South Wales border zone for this purpose and re-enter Queensland without quarantining
  • introduce a new ‘H’ category for the border declaration pass for people coming to Queensland for day health appointments
  • make the use of the approved Queensland Health approved essential health care form (DOCX) mandatory for private health practitioners providing health care to people entering Queensland from hotspots

ENTERING QUEENSLAND FOR ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE

Anyone entering Queensland from a declared COVID-19 hotspot to receive essential healthcare must show written evidence including the time and place in Queensland that the essential healthcare is to be provided.

This evidence can be in the form of an official letter or the facility may choose to use the approved form for entering Queensland to receive essential health care (DOCX 72 kB) which has been developed to assist with this.

You are allowed to enter Queensland from a declared COVID-19 hotspot for emergency and essential health care.

Read more about Entering Queensland for essential health care.