COVID-19 (coronavirus): Latest advice for the Bond community.


As a precaution, all Bond travel for staff and students has been suspended. Staff and students can get the latest updates from Smartraveller.

The Australian Government has announced that all borders are closed to non-citizens and non-residents from Friday, 20 March 2020.

Self-quarantine for international travellers returning from overseas

Australian citizens and permanent residents and those exempt from the new entry restrictions are still subject to a compulsory 14-day self-quarantine period, regardless of where they are travelling from.

Borders, Restrictions, Contract Tracing and Vaccines

Restricted and Non-Restricted Border Zone LGAs and Hotspots 

View current restricted LGAs and Hotpots 

If you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days you will not be allowed to enter Queensland, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.

An interstate exposure venue is identified by another state, territory or Queensland safe travel zne country. This is a place where a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 has been. The Interstate Exposure Venues Direction outlines the requirements for anyone who has been to an interstate exposure venue.

Border restriction information is available at:

Queensland/New South Wales border zone

Non-restricted border zone

Travel for essential work and essential purposes, between Queensland and some Local Government Areas in the New South Wales border zone is allowed.

Essential work means any work or volunteering that cannot be reasonably done from home. People crossing the border for essential work will need to have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Essential purposes include attending school and receiving medical care. Travel across the border for recreation or social visits is not permitted

Read more about the non-restricted border zone.

Restricted border zone

People who have been in Local Government Areas within the border zone that are classified as restricted are only allowed to enter Queensland for essential purposes.

Border zone residents who are not fully vaccinated and who have been in a restricted border zone (and not a COVID-19 hotspot) in the last 14 days may only enter and remain in Queensland for very limited essential reasons:

  • to get medical care, supplies or other health care services, including a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination which they cannot reasonably get in New South Wales
  • to fulfil a Court order for shared parenting or child visitation
  • in the event of an emergency situation.

Read more about the restricted border zone.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, should get tested as soon as possible.

Active contact tracing alerts

A list of current Gold Coast exposure venues and their date and time of concern may be accessed here

Queensland has current contact tracing alerts and related public health advice for people who have been in:

Face masks in impacted areas

Masks must also be worn at an airport, and on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving anywhere in Queensland.


You must wear a face mask outdoors in impacted areas when you are unable to stay 1.5 metres away from people who are not from your household. You must also wear a face mask at public transport waiting areas or taxi ranks and in outdoor workplaces. Masks do not have to be worn if:

  • you are seated
  • you are alone or with the members of your household
  • you are eating or drinking
  • you are participating in strenuous exercise
  • it is unsafe to wear a mask.


You must wear a face mask at all times when you are indoors, including workplaces when you are unable to stay 1.5 metres away from people who are not from your household unless:

  • you are seated
  • you are at your residence
  • you are eating or drinking
  • you are a patron inside a hospitality venue such as a café or restaurant
  • it is unsafe to wear a mask.

There are some other exceptions to wearing face masks, including for children under 12 (unless they are in high school) and people with particular medical conditions or disabilities. If in doubt, wear a face mask.

COVID-19 Vaccine Plan for Queensland's Borders

On Monday 18 October 2021 Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan To Unite Families - A Plan For Queensland's Borders was released.

The plan details changes to domestic and international travel to Queensland when Queensland reaches 70%, 80% and then 90% of the eligible population fully vaccinated.

The requirements for travellers coming from interstate (including declared COVID-19 hotspots) and from overseas at each stage are outlined in the plan.

Queensland's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Queensland's vaccine strategy is guided by the COVID-19 vaccine National roll-out strategy. Information on vaccine rollout phases, the vaccination process and vaccination hub locations may be accessed at

Vaccinations at Bond

Bond University encourages all staff and students to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 on the advice of a health practitioner.

Vaccination is the most important action Bond University staff and students can take to protect themselves and our community.

Click here to view the full roadmap.