Queensland Border Restrictions: COVID-19 Update

The Queensland Chief Health Officer has made a new version of the Border Restrictions Direction and the following are now a permitted purpose for crossing the border:

  • for children under 18 years who do not live in the same household as their biological parents or siblings or one of their parents or siblings, continuing existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children and siblings, but not allowing access or contact with vulnerable groups or persons;

Example of a vulnerable group or person – a person over 70 years or a person with a medical condition that makes them vulnerable to COVID-19

  • to provide assistance, care or support to an immediate family member
  • to attend any court or tribunal of Australia or to comply with or give effect to orders of the court or tribunal of Australia

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