10 September 2021. 

As school holidays approach, AgForce is alerting members to the availability of class exemptions for children who board.

To enable families to reunite while there are COVID border restrictions in place, a class exemption enables boarding school students to enter and leave Queensland during this upcoming school holidays:

Those wishing to travel under the exemption will still need to apply for a Queensland border declaration pass and complete an online form to facilitate quarantine arrangements.

Please note there is also a requirement to quarantine in a private residence for a period of 14 days from the date of arrival.

AgForce is continuing to work with the State Government to best represent the farming community while keeping Queensland safe during these tough times.

Please also note that from 1am on Monday 13 September 2021 NSW non-restricted border zone residents and Queensland workers can travel across the border to the non-restricted NSW border zone for work and volunteering that can’t reasonably be done from home.

You will require a Border Travel Zone Pass – X pass when entering Queensland and must show that you have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. You will also need to wear a facemask when physical distancing is not possible.

The Managing the 2021 grain harvest eHub has also been updated for grain-producing farms and harvest contractors, with information about the border crossing and best practice requirements to ensure the harvest can continue safely and protect your business from harvesting operations ceasing should a positive COVID-19 case be detected.

Please make use of this reference table to better understand the best approach based on your situation in light of recent border changes.