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DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT AT THE BORDER. MASSIVE PENALTIES APPLY

At 12 midday today the Queensland border opened up to everyone except Victorian residents.  Everyone else will have to quarantine for 14 days in a hotel at their own expense if in the previous two weeks;

  1. the person been overseas; or
    1. the person has had known contact with a person who is a confirmed case of COVID-19; or
    1. the person has been in a COVID-19 hotspot; or
    1. the person has had COVID-19 or has had symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

To enter into Queensland an online declaration has to be completed.  It is an offence to provide false information on that declaration and a fine of up to $13,345.00 can apply. 

It is an offence to Contravene a Reasonable Direction of a Police Officer.  It is also an offence to Obstruct a Police Officer in the Execution of their Duties.  Obstruct Police essentially is anything that makes an officer’s lawful job more difficult than what it needs to be.  This can include behaviour such as resisting a lawful arrest.  Fines or jail could be imposed for such an offence. 

A person could be refused entry to Queensland if they do not satisfy the Police of their identity or they have completed a false declaration or provide false information to the police. 

If you have any questions or find yourself with a police charge then you need to get reliable legal advice.  Call Brooke Winter Solicitors on 1300 066 669

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