Queensland is set to make a decision on travel restrictions on three NSW border regions after a new COVID-19 case emerged there.
Ballina, Byron Bay and Tweed are currently part of a special border bubble, from which residents are allowed to cross into Queensland for work, education, compassionate care, or essential shopping provided they've had one vaccine dose.
The Queensland government is closely watching NSW developments after a positive COVID-19 case was infectious in those three local government areas at the end of last week.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says any decision on travel restrictions will be made by Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young after the NSW government's COVID-19 update on Tuesday.
“The concern is, of course, if there are cases in northern NSW,” Ms Palaszczuk told reporters on Tuesday.
“That will present a real risk to the southern parts of the Gold Coast, where I have thousands of families holidaying on the Gold Coast at the moment.
“So we're watching it very closely, so we'll be waiting to see what NSW says, and then I just ask people to listen to see what the chief health officer does after that.
“So let's wait and see at the moment, I'm sorry I can't give you any further update we need to hear from NSW.”
Queensland recorded no new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with one new case recorded in hotel quarantine.
State-run clinics and vaccination hubs administered 20,512 vaccine doses in the 24 hours to 6am on Tuesday, taking the proportion of eligible Queenslanders who have had one dose to more than 60 per cent.
Ms Palaszczuk urged people, particularly seniors, not to believe misinformation about the jab that they may read online.
She also took aim at a Courier-Mail report that her cabinet had approved a plan to reopen the Queensland borders only when vaccination coverage reaches 90 per cent.
“That is misinformation that was being peddled today,” Ms Palaszczuk.
“Let me say categorically, national cabinet is working on a national plan. We are waiting for further information to come from the Doherty modelling to national cabinet in a fortnight's time.
“In the meantime, let me say very clearly to Queensland, it is important to get vaccinated, we are now at 60 per cent, we need to get as many people as possible vaccinated to protect our lifestyle, to protect our freedoms.”Internet Explorer Channel Network