Vehicles are stopped by authorities at the Queensland – NSW border as they implement the stringent border restriction on hot spot vehicles. (Elise Derwin/Sydney Morning Herald)” its a rapidly progressing situation. As we get brand-new modifications to the chief Health Officers instructions, we adapt immediately and enforce those restrictions that are needed.”
Vehicles are visited police at the Queensland – NSW border as they enforce the rigorous border restriction on location cars. (Elise Derwin/Sydney Morning Herald)” its a quickly developing situation. As we get new changes to the chief Health Officers directions, we adapt immediately and enforce those constraints that are needed.”
Supt Wheeler said cops would not hesitate in sending out vehicle drivers from locations back to NSW.
Gold Coast Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler told Today officers were inspecting all NSW signed up cars.
The action followed Queensland Health stated COVID-19 hotspots in numerous parts of NSW the other day. Any non-Queensland residents who have actually gone to, or go to, the Campbelltown and Liverpool city areas will sign up with Victorians in not being permitted into the Sunlight State.
” Yesterday we saw over 30 people reversed, the majority of those people did originate from NSW, from among the local government areas thats been designated a location,” he said.
” We also saw 5 people turned around at the Coolangatta airport who had flown straight from Sydney to Queensland and they were placed on the next plane and went back to NSW.”
And cops are alerting anybody who flouts the border rules they face hefty fines for unlawfully entering Queensland.
” Everyone with a NSW number plate, regardless of what border pass they show, will be intercepted and the chauffeur and the occupant spoken to,” Supt Wheeler stated.
” Earlier today we saw 6 individuals from Victoria imposed fines of as much as $24,000 between them,” Supt. Wheeler stated.
” We will allege that they were rejected entry at one of our check points. They then drove into Coolangatta or into then drove into Coolangatta or into the Tweed … they strolled throughout the border.
” We situated them and issued those fines of $24,000 across the 6 individuals and then we exited them out of the state.”
Queenslands borders officially reopened last week to visitors from all states and territories other than Victoria recently after months of a strict lockdown.
Queensland Police are examining every lorry with a NSW registration after authorities prohibited vehicles from Sydney virus hot areas. (Elise Derwin)The state federal government is also upping the ante on guideline breakers.
Legislation which is expected to pass parliament later today will see anybody who breaches a COVID health directive (like a false border declaration) deal with possible jail time for up to 6 months.
The current optimum charge is a $4003 fine.