Almost half a million Queensland border declaration passes downloaded

Queensland police say it’s been a very busy weekend at the borders, with other states except Victoria finally welcomed back.

Over 480,000 border declaration passes have been downloaded so far, with heaps of people wanting to come to the state.

There’s also been a number of people turned around at the border, and even fined for trying to sneak in.


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State Disaster Coordinator Steve Gollschewski’s told The Today Show the border’s have been manic, but Queensland is otherwise doing a good job.

“It’s been busy, over 486,000 of the border declaration passes downloaded already.

“A lot of people want to come to Queensland. We saw a lot of activity on our borders and through the airports as well.

“We’re still seeing people trying to come into Queensland who don’t meet the criteria.

“People wanting to come from Victoria. Message is if you’re in Victoria in the last 14 days you can’t come to Queensland,” Mr Gollschewski said.

“We had a few others that have tried to sneak across the border through false declarations. We’re having concerns about people not taking the social distancing seriously.

“We saw line ups at nightclubs on the weekend. It’s concerning it’s not just about the nightclub operators but the people attending the patrons they have to do the right thing,” Mr Gollschewski said.

“I think we’re in a very good place in this state and if Queensland can get it right it’s good for everybody.

“If we can contain the virus and we know Victoria is having a tough time of it. We want to help them contain it and we can contain it for everyone.

“Everyone has to pull their weight that includes the individuals going out and about into the community,” he added.

While Queensland police are now also very concerned that some Queenslanders may have been present at a popular pub in Sydney, which has now resulted in a new cluster of coronavirus cases.

Related article: Queenslanders who visited Sydney pub urged to get tested and isolate

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Only a matter of time due to the selfish actions of many, before lockdowns start up again here in QLD.
Most think its business as usual and definitely no social distancing in most areas.
Start stocking up on supplies now!