5 August | Hotspot Declaration to close border to NSW and ACT from Saturday

“As you would be aware, the Premier has today announced that the QLD border will be closed as of 1am Saturday to travellers from all of NSW and the ACT. Both NSW and the ACT have been declared Hotspots by the Qld Government.

QRC is still waiting to see the details of the Qld Health directive coming from the Premiers announcement this morning and is in discussions with DNRME and the Qld Government in regard to accessing essential resource industry workers from interstate.

We expect exemptions to be strictly limited if they are granted at all and it’s rumoured that there also will be some tightening of access to Qld through the quarantining process announced by the Qld Government on Saturday 1-8-20.

At this stage, resource companies should plan on the basis that FIFO workers from NSW and the ACT as well as Victoria will not be able to travel to Qld after 1am Saturday 8-8-20.

QRC will provide further updates asap once the protocol is clarified and published.”