Camera IconAny returning resident or visitor to Queensland from 1am Saturday will be forced into hotel quarantine if they have been in the Waverley council area. NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled Credit: News Corp Australia
“It is really important than anyone in Queensland reconsiders their need, at this point in time, to travel to anywhere in Sydney.”
Dr Young also put the rest of Sydney on notice.
“We know that these cases, that have been found in Sydney, have travelled widely through Sydney,” Dr Young said.
“There hasn’t been any other transmission events outside of that Waverley local government area so at this point, the restrictions for travel into Queensland are only (for) those sites that have been notified by New South Wales Health, or if you’ve been in the Waverly local government area.”
“So people need to reconsider whether or not they should be travelling to Greater Sydney … and they need to be prepared, that they may need to when they come back, go into government hotel or quarantine for 14 days.”
Camera IconQueensland Health Minister Yvette D'Ath says anyone entering the state must fill out a border declaration pass from 1am Saturday. NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled Credit: News Corp Australia
The hotspot declaration comes 24 hours after Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath announced all arrivals into the state had to fill out a border declaration pass from 1am Saturday,
NSW-Qld border residents will be spared the hassle but the rule also applies to passenger arrivals from New Zealand.
“It’s vital that if an interstate exposure site or hotspot is declared, our health experts can quickly contact anyone who has travelled into Queensland from that area,” she said on Thursday.
“This is the next line of defence for Queensland – if we’re able to reach people quickly, it will reduce the risk of Covid-19 in Queensland and manage outbreaks right from the get-go.
“The declaration is made online and is quick and easy, taking only a few minutes to complete, and operates in a similar fashion to the Victorian system.”