New South Wales will be a declared hotspot from 1am, Friday 23 July 2021. Previously the hotspot declaration only applied to the locked down areas of New South Wales but due to concern of spread it will now apply to the whole state.
The border is also currently closed to the states of Victoria and South Australia.
Only Queensland residents are able to return from these hotspot states, but anyone wishing to do so will be made to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
A New South Wales border zone will come into effect from tomorrow at 1am. Residents living within this zone will be allowed to move between NSW and Queensland for essential reasons, including for work.
Anyone in this circumstance must have the relevant border pass prior to travel and must be careful not to enter any areas outside of the border zone.