Stricter QLD border measures come into place

Tougher COVID-19 measures are coming into effect in Queensland today and will require essential workers from New South Wales to have at least one vaccine dose to cross the border.

The rule will also apply to Queenslanders entering the border zone in northern New South Wales.

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young says people will be turned away if they do not fulfil the criteria.

People with vaccination appointments will be granted access but decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The state recorded one COVID-19 case on Friday, linked to the Indooroopilly cluster.

Restrictions have eased for 11 LGAs in the southeast and a mask mandate indoors still applies.