Border bubble squeezed after COVID detected in northern NSW

Queensland has announced changes to the border bubble after a positive case of COVID-19 was detected in New South Wales.

Lismore is being plunged back into lockdown from 6pm on Thursday after a student tested positive late yesterday.

The lockdown will run for at least seven days.


Queensland Health has confirmed the City of Lismore will be removed from the bubble and become part of the restricted border zone with New South Wales.

Anyone who has been in Lismore in the last 14 days will be barred from entering Queensland.

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

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“We know the situation can quickly escalate with this virus, which is why it is important we respond appropriately,” Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young said.

“We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in New South Wales and will continue to review restrictions as the situation escalates and deescalates.

“I understand this is tough for some, but it is necessary in ensuring we can continue to protect Queenslanders.”