From noon tomorrow (July 10), visitors from Victoria will be unable to cross the Queensland border, even to quarantine.
Some exemptions will apply for essential specialist workers, as well as for health and legal reasons or on compassionate grounds. The Chief Health Officer will also be able to grant exemptions for exceptional circumstances.
Queenslanders are being urged not to travel to Victoria. Any Queensland resident returning from Victoria will be required to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at their own expense.
For visitors from all other states and territories, testing will be mandatory for anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Queensland, or they will face a $4004 fine.
It was to catch up with members of Highfields & District Business Connections this week, for their monthly meeting and AGM.
I wish returning President Ray Hunt and his executive all the best for the next 12 months as we begin the road to economic recovery.
This has undoubtedly been one of the toughest years on record. However I’m confident the passion, resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of the Highfields business community will make a huge difference to our local economy as businesses come out of hibernation and swing back into action.
It was great to check out the new Highfields and Newtown police facilities with Acting Superintendent Paul James and Acting Sergeant Chris Brameld this week.
Highfields is one of the fastest growing suburbs in Queensland, which is why a dedicated police presence is so important. The new Highfields police facility will enhance our regional policing capabilities and improve emergency response times in Highfields, Cabarlah, Kleinton and Meringandan.
The new Newtown police facility is an extension of the former police beat model, which will accommodate a Cross Cultural Liaison Officer, Administration Officer and the District Crime Prevention Unit.
Have you seen the new police facilities? Let me know what you think in the comments below.