The New NSW Premier plans to call the Queensland Premier today to get acquainted and talk through prominent Covid issues, aka the border.
Dominic Perrottet has had a whirlwind few days catching up on the New South Wales health advice and roadmap out of restrictions since he was voted in as leader of the Liberal party on Tuesday morning.
The New South Wales vaccination rate has ticked over 70 per cent double vaccinated, meaning the state plans to ease restrictions from Monday.
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There are hopes, particularly in the northern part of the state, that the Queensland border will soon fall as well.
The previous Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk were famously at odds about the border that runs straight through the Tweed/Coolangatta community.
Dominic Perrottet says he’d like to see that border come down as soon as possible, and will talk to the Queensland Premier about it for the first time today.
The NSW Premier has also flagged a slight adjustment to the state’s roadmap out of restrictions, which will be announced later today.
It’s understood children will be able to swim in pools from Monday, which was not previously on the roadmap.
While there will also be slight changes to mask-wearing rules.
More details are expected in a press conference later today.