COVID-19 update

What you need to know:
  • Many regional LGAs have now had lockdowns lifted. Educators are advised to keep up to date with NSW Government updates.
  • From 1am Monday 13 September 2021, travel for essential work and essential purposes, between Queensland and most LGAs in the New South Wales border zone will be allowed.
Dear services and providers,

Lockdowns have now been lifted in some regional LGAs, and essential travel will once again be allowed between NSW and Queensland.

Services that are able to re-open should continue to follow COVID-safe practices.

Lockdown lifted in parts of regional LGAs
Parts of regional NSW currently deemed low risk by NSW Health have had lockdown lifted from 12:01am Saturday 11 September. LGAs will continue to operate under some restrictions to ensure the safety of regional communities.

A recent decision added the Mid-Coast LGA to the areas of the state no longer under lockdown restrictions.

Areas where cases are recorded may experience further lockdowns. Yass Valley Council will experience a further two-week lockdown from Tuesday. Staff in regional areas are advised to check the NSW government website for updates.

Services in areas where lockdown has been lifted should continue to follow advice on face masks, QR codes, ventilation and social distancing available on our website.

Updates on border zone travel
From 1am Monday 13 September 2021, travel for essential work and essential purposes will be permitted between Queensland and most Local Government Areas (Tweed, Ballina, Byron, Moree Plains, Gwydir, Clarence Valley, Inverell, Glen Innes Severn Shire, Tenterfield, Kyogle, Richmond Valley and Lismore) in the New South Wales border zone.

Educators and children who are Queensland residents will be able to attend services in NSW.

Staff crossing the border for essential work will need to have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as per Queensland requirements.

Anyone entering Queensland from these areas must not have been in another locked down NSW LGA or have been in contact with someone who has been there in the past 14 days.

Residents in the LGAs of Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke, and the Unincorporated Far West and all other areas of NSW will remain subject to the current restrictions.

It is important to note that Queensland residents who go outside of the NSW border zone in NSW (or any other COVID-19 hotspot) will not be able to re-enter Queensland via road and will have to quarantine for 14 days in government arranged accommodation at your own expense when you come home by air.

Students and staff who live in or around the NSW–Queensland border should seek further advice through the NSW interstate travellers and Queensland Government COVID-19 website
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