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New South Wales Snap Lockdown (COVID-19 Update)

New South Wales has entered a snap Statewide Lockdown from 5pm Saturday 14 August 2021 for at least the next 7 days.

As a result our Murwillumbah office will be closed and staff will need to work remotely.

At this stage supports will continue as they are essential.

Following the announcement of a state-wide lockdown in New South Wales, from 8pm tonight 14 August NSW border zone residents can only enter Queensland for obtaining essential goods and services that can’t reasonably be obtained in NSW.

You will only be able to enter Queensland for the essential purposes below:

  • Attend permitted work or emergency volunteering.

  • Attend school or childcare – only for children of essential workers.

  • Provide assistance, care or support to a vulnerable person or family member or visit a terminally ill relative.

  • Fulfil an obligation relating to shared parenting, child contact or contact between siblings.

  • Get a COVID-19 test or vaccination.

  • In an emergency situation.

  • For safety reasons (to avoid injury or illness, or to escape the risk of harm, including domestic violence).

  • As directed by an emergency officer.

  • To follow an exemption you have been granted by the Chief Health Officer.

You cannot enter Queensland:

  • To attend a wedding or funeral.

  • To exercise.

  • For recreational purposes, including:

  1. Holidays

  2. Spectating at professional sporting events

  3. Attending cinemas, theme parks or other tourist experiences.

If you go outside of the New South Wales border zone in New South Wales, or another hotspot, you will not be able to re-enter Queensland via road and will have to quarantine for 14 days in government arranged accommodation at your own expense when you come home by air.

Importantly, and as we ask all Queenslanders, anyone who has been in northern NSW recently should get tested immediately if they have any symptoms at all, even really mild symptoms.

For more information on what is allowed and the rules around lock down please click the link below:

Further updates will be provided on this website.

As a reminder, to prevent the spread:

🔹 Stay at home if you are sick;

🔹 If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested then isolate at home until you get the results and your symptoms resolve;

🔹 If you have to leave your home, stay 1.5 metres away from other people—think two big steps;

🔹 Wash your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitiser;

🔹 Leave a location if it is crowded.

If you have any concerns about your health, or are unsure if you need to get tested or isolate, or contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Rural Lifestyle Options Australia will continue to monitor the situation and advise of any further updates.



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