Police officers now line the Queensland border once again interrogating every single vehicle crossing into the state.
It comes as the Sunshine State brings in their ‘tightest restrictions’ yet at the border, in order to ensure we keep the Delta strain out.
The definition of essential workers has changed over the weekend, meaning teachers, childcare workers and hospitality employees now aren’t allowed in.
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It’s wreaked havoc at the border checkpoints this morning, with heavy delays being experienced for all local motorists trying to get across.
Today Show reporter Jess Millwood is at the border crossing and says motorists are noticeably frustrated.
“People on the border are furious this morning. More cars being turned away than being let through. Police are copping it,” Ms Millwood tweeted.
— Jess Millward (@JessMillward9) August 15, 2021
Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll warned of these delays yesterday.
“You will see every vehicle intercepted coming into Queensland,” Commissioner Carroll said. ”
I ask Queenslanders not to travel into New South Wales, and those coming from New South Wales can only come in if they have an exemption or they’re part of an essential worker group.
“We spoke to all the Mayors across the border with New South Wales, as you can appreciate it happened very quickly and I thank the police for ramping up quickly to address that issue.
“I ask that people be patient. There may be queues,” she said.