Mixed reaction to new Queensland-NSW border bubble
There’s been a mixed reaction over the new border bubble announced by the Queensland government today.
From 1am on Monday, school students and essential workers from the 12 LGAs in NSW no longer in lockdown will be able to enter the sunshine state.
The LGA’s include Tweed Heads, Ballina, Byron Bay, Moree Plains, Gwydir, Clarence Valley, Inverell, Glen Innes Severn Shire, Tenterfield, Kyogle, Richmond Valley and Lismore.
It also doesn’t permit Queensland residents in NSW or anyone wanting to move to Queensland to cross the border.
Queensland Health confirmed in a statement this afternoon travelling across the border to attend weddings and funerals, sport matches, visiting family or friends in the border zone was not permitted.
4BC listener Leisa, who has been in Lismore, questioned if she could return home to Brisbane.
Anyone coming across the border either way from Queensland or NSW requires at least one dose of the vaccine to be able to get through.
The news has been welcomed by Tweed Shire mayor Chris Cherry, who says they were “ecstatic, and it was great news”.
“Such a relief for our families and for so many of our workers, we are thrilled.”
She said a there were businesses that were teetering “right on the edge” with the hard border.
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