Council update - You must be a Queenslander or have a pass to cross border

You must be a Queenslander or have a pass to cross border.

In line with new restrictions announced by the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Goondiwindi Regional Council has outlined tougher restrictions which come into effect at midnight on Friday.

The Inglewood Texas Road and the Newell Highway (Goondiwindi), via the Queensland Police Service checkpoints, will become the ONLY road entry points into the region across the Queensland border;

All other entry points into the region that cross the Queensland border will be blocked to any vehicle access.

From Friday, all interstate tourists will be refused entry into Queensland. Exemptions will still apply for residents of border towns. It is important for both Queensland and New South Wales border residents to note that you MUST now have a border pass prior to crossing the border.

You can apply for a border pass online at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass.

All residents of the Goondiwindi region should familiarise themselves with the latest health advice from Queensland Health. In the current circumstances, it is absolutely essential that residents practise proper social distancing and hygiene practices, including frequent and proper hand washing, and staying at home.

For the full list of closures and amendments to Goondiwindi Regional Council services due to COVID-19, please visit www.grc.qld.gov.au/news-events/news/notices.

Note: Goondiwindi Regional Council remains in caretaker mode until the Queensland Electoral Commission formally declares the 2020 Local Government Election for the GRC.