Queensland declares NSW Northern Beaches Local Government Areas (LGAs) as a COVID 19 hotspot

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In response to the coronavirus outbreak in Sydney’s Northern Beaches area, from 1.00am on Saturday 19 December 2020, Queensland has declared the Northern Beaches Local Government Areas (LGAs) as a COVID 19 hotspot.

The declaration has been made by the Chief Health Officer under the Public Health Direction – Border Restrictions Direction (No. 19) and states that the Queensland border is closed to anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter). Freight and logistics workers who have been in a “hotspot” in the last 14 days MUST have a valid Queensland Border Declaration Pass (Freight & Logistics) (F Pass) which has been completed by the person named on the pass as it is a personal declaration.

Please be aware that at the time of writing this update the Queensland Government webpage to apply for a F Pass is yet to be updated so that you can apply for a pass.

NatRoad will advise of any border restrictions or pass requirements implemented by other States as soon as we have official confirmation of the details.


NatRoad communications are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Our advisors are available to clarify any questions you have and provide the right advice for your business and workforce. Contact David at david.johns@natroad.com.au or Richard at richard.calver@natroad.com.au, or on (02) 6295 3000.