QLD clarifies ‘essential workers’ from border LGAs

Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath has clarified which essential workers from NSW-QLD border LGAs can cross into the state.

“Essential workers are medical practitioners, emergency health services or emergency services worker, national defence, state security or police workers, a freight or logistics operator, emergency infrastructure worker, emergency volunteer, disaster management worker, a critical infrastructure worker a tradesperson or construction worker for essential or emergency construction or repairs only," Ms D’Ath said.

“Essential workers do not include teachers, anyone who can form their work remotely at home, childcare workers, hospitality workers, sales representatives, and commercial construction workers on non-critical projects."

She said teachers and childcare workers have been excluded because the state cannot risk these workers coming into Queensland and spreading the virus.