Border bubble shrinks further as another NSW town goes into lockdown

The border bubble has become even smaller with the northern New South Wales town of Glen Innes the latest to be excluded from the border zone with Queensland.

Glen Innes was today sent into a snap seven-day lockdown from 6pm on Friday night after a positive COVID case was detected in the community.

It comes after Lismore was placed into lockdown and excluded from the border bubble on Thursday.


Queensland Health has confirmed Glen Innes will become part of the restricted border zone from 1am on Saturday.

Anyone who has been in the Glen Innes Severn Council region in the last 14 days will be barred from entering Queensland after then.

Returning Queensland residents can only re-enter the state if they’ve been in Glen Innes for limited essential purposes.

Anybody who has been in the region in the last 14 days but is already in Queensland will need to get tested and isolate until they get a negative result.

Queensland Health says it will continue to monitor the situation in New South Wales and review restrictions as the situation evolves.