Border bubble decision looms as authorities consider mandatory vaccines

It’s D-Day for the Queensland border restrictions after New South Wales announced that the Tweed would be coming out of lockdown this weekend.

There are strong hopes that the Tweed border bubble will be reinstated, to allow the border straddling community to get back to normal.

Discussions between the two states were happening late yesterday, to try and figure out exactly what restrictions can be lifted.


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It’s understood that more people will be allowed to cross the border, but they may be required to have had a dose of the vaccine.

Queensland officials are expected to unveil more details in this morning’s press conference.

It comes as a vast amount of regional New South Wales prepares to come out of lockdown from tomorrow, including the Tweed and northern rivers area.

However, there will still be restrictions in place when it comes to capacity limits, mask-wearing rules and home gatherings.

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