If Premier Gladys Berejiklian goes ahead with plans to reopen her border with Victoria, Queensland may ban New South Wales residents again.
On Wednesday, the Sunshine State reported zero cases of COVID-19 infections, tallying 56 days without virus transmission to community.
A spokeswoman from Queensland Health said a decision would be taken based on the number of cases nationally when asked about the likelihood of a back-flip if NSW opens its border to Victorians.
‘We know this pandemic is not over, these decisions will continue to be made as our health response continues and we continue to see new cases across the nation,’ the spokeswoman told The Courier Mail.
She then added that a variety of criteria were used to assess hot spots, notably the rates of testing and local transmission cases.
‘Other criteria may be used at the discretion of the Chief Health Officer,’ she said.
At 1 am on November 3, Queensland officially reopened its border with NSW, but residents of 32 Sydney Local Government Areas known as hotspots remain locked out.